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Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website.Workers Sneeze at Stress 08 December 2005
It’s official – stress makes workers sick.Laws Punish Justice Seekers 01 December 2005
John Howard’s atavistic industrial relations package may see people fined for campaigning against killer companies such as James Hardie, the Australian Council of Trade Unions is warning.
James Hardie is refusing to commit to a Friday deadline to sign a deal to compensate victims of its asbestos products.UnionSafe News - November 2005 09 November 2005
Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website.Safety Champs Take Title 09 November 2005
UnionSafe award winners have scooped the pool at the WorkCover NSW Safe Work Awards.WorkChoices a Killer: Study 03 November 2005
The Howard Government’s industrial relations laws will leave people for dead, according to a major study commissioned by Unions NSW.
Safety law deregulation – such as that which the Howard Government is proposing - leads to more workplace injury and deaths, according to a British report.Disabled Family Members Dudded 27 October 2005
A disabled woman whose husband died because of asbestos exposure has been stripped of $165,000 awarded to take care of her.Cyber Safety Now at Hand 13 October 2005
Finding out about health and safety at work has just become easier, with new laws taking effect which stop bosses snooping on their employees’ internet and email use.Howard’s Razor Taken to OHS 13 October 2005
Workplace safety has been added to John Howard’s Senate majority hit list, following the announcement of a business-led taskforce to cut regulations.UnionSafe News - October 2005 06 October 2005
Welcome to the UnionSafe October bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website.Behaviour Programs Overlook Bosses 06 October 2005
Safe Behaviour Programs too often assume unsafe behaviour is the only cause of accidents rather than the last link in a chain of events, according to a paper from the National Research Centre for OHS Legislation.Safety the Focus 06 October 2005
A man who had an electrical board blow up in his face while working as an apprentice electrician will tell his story at the NSW WorkCover Safety Show in Sydney later this month.
Unions have warned cutting-edge nanotechnology – used to build materials atom by atom - could be the next asbestos.Safety Locked Out 21 September 2005
The Australian Manufacturing Workers wants right of entry laws strengthened after health and safety inspections were repeatedly blocked at a rural NSW mine site.Smokers Win Right to Sue for Asbestos 14 September 2005
Thousands of people stand to benefit from a landmark NSW District Court ruling that opens the way for former smokers to be compensated for asbestos-related diseases.Canada Shamed 14 September 2005
Canada’s export of asbestos to tsunami-ravaged countries was the target of worldwide protests last week.Looneys Threaten to Strike 08 September 2005
Daffy Duck is threatening to strike over pay and health and safety issues.Smoke Ban Extinguished for Profits 01 September 2005
The Australian Hotels Association is using a WA Government decision to allow smoking in a casino’s high rollers room to call for relaxed smoking laws across the hospitality industry.
Welcome to the UnionSafe August bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website.Safety Is Apples In Orange 31 August 2005
A new $2.6 million rural safety package, protection for union right of entry and Codes of Practice to enshrine workers' safety have been the highlights of a major NSW OHS conference held in the central western city of Orange.Deaths Hit Low On Eve Of Safety Meet 24 August 2005
NSW work-related deaths and injuries have dropped to their lowest levels since 1987 new figures show ahead of this week’s Workplace Safety Summit in Orange.Eliminate Bullying and Save 11 August 2005
Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Prue Goward will be among the speakers at a national conference on workplace bullying in October.
An electrician who blew the whistle on the threat of deadly asbestos during the refurbishment of Sydney’s recently re-opened Hilton hotel has warned the action taken to protect safety could be illegal under the Howard governments planned workplace laws.UnionSafe News – July 2005 27 July 2005
Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website.Silica Inquiry Seeks Submissions 21 July 2005
A Senate inquiry into exposure to toxic dust – focusing on silica – is taking submissions until August 5.OHS Reps Make Workplaces Healthier 18 July 2005
Unions are good for workplace health and safety, a report from the UK has found.Feds Threaten Hardie Battlers 07 July 2005
The Howard Government is threatening Melbourne workers who marched in support of asbestos victims with $6600 fines.Drug Testing a 'Form of Control' 07 July 2005
A report from Monash University academics has condemned workplace drug testing as a "form of symbolic control" over employees rather than a means to prevent accidents.Your Chance to Speak on OHS Laws 07 July 2005
Employees and employers are being called on to make submissions to the NSW Government’s review of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.
Lives could be at risk in the air if the Howard Government presses ahead with its plan to deny unfair dismissal rights to workers in businesses with less than 100 employees, according to the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association.UnionSafe News – June 2005 30 June 2005
Welcome to the June UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website.NSW needs to stay ahead on safety: Unions 24 June 2005
Plugging the gaps of the workplace safety legislation is needed to keep NSW a step ahead of other jurisdictions, according to AMWU OHS officer David Henry.Injured workers short-changed 24 June 2005
Injured worker Sonia Fadlallah must somehow raise her family on $48 per week because the Workers Compensation Commission believes she should be back at work.Workers' Safety Contribution Recognised 16 June 2005
Workers who help to make workplaces safe will have a chance to be recognised at the 2005 WorkCover NSW Safe Work Awards.Killer Bosses on Notice 15 June 2005
NSW courts have the power to lock-up killer bosses under workplace death legislation that passed through state parliament, this week.New panel to advise on workers compensation coverage 02 June 2005
NSW Minister for Commerce, John Della Bosca, today announced the formation of a panel to advise the Government on changes to a key definition within workers compensation legislation.
CFMEU picketers have shamed insurance giant QBE into forking out for a 57-year-old woman’s ankle operation.OH&S Awards - A Capital Idea 18 May 2005
ACT WorkCover is seeking nominations for the 15th annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards which is a celebration of industry advances and achievements in workplace health and safety in the ACT.
Nine out of ten NSW employers back the gaoling of bosses who "deliberately and recklessly put their employees’ lives at risk" according to a NSW Chamber of Commerce survey.UnionSafe News – April 2005 15 April 2005
Federal Government is moving to strip protections from hundreds of thousands of contractors in a move that will cost taxpayers up to $14 billion a year.Injuries Plummet to 15 Year Low 01 April 2005
New South wales' consultative approach to workplace safety received a ringing endorsement with news that work related fatalities and employment injury rates had fallen to a 15 year low.
Sydney's iconic Sydney Opera House is celebrating safety with a week of activities developed by the House's award winning OHS Committee.Brogden Dances On Graves 10 March 2005
A workplace widow is furious about John Brogden’s defence of killer bosses.UnionSafe News – March 2005 03 March 2005
Hundreds of UK workers are being sacked every year for refusing to work in unsafe workplaces according to a UK Trades Union Council (TUC) investigation, and they are looking to the Australian model as a solution.Close Shave for Transit Officers 24 February 2005
Flowing beards are not the go for Sydney’s rail transit officers after RailCorp stood one down because he had a small goatee beard on his lip.Whistleblower Beats Bullies 17 February 2005
A security company employee who blew the whistle on a rampant bullying has had a win over insurance company attempts to deny him compensation.
Minister for Commerce, John Della Bosca has announced the release of a comprehensive discussion paper on who is considered a "worker" under NSW workers compensation laws.Asbestos Reps Call For "Front End" Loader 14 January 2005
Unions have submitted a plan to a top-level government review that would streamline compensation claims for asbestos victims.
Office Christmas parties are a time for recognising and rewarding a job well done throughout the working year but being aware of potential traps can help ensure it's not your last, says the Australian College of Applied Psychology.UnionSafe News – Summer 2004 02 December 2004
James Hardie has marked Asbestos Awareness Week with another two-fingered salute to Australians dying from contact with its products.
By Tim Brunero
A Castle Hill boss with half his staff on stress leave stands accused of systematic bullying.Fly Me To … Anywhere 12 November 2004
Mining giant, Newcrest, is being told to have a squadron of planes on standby as 500 construction workers threaten to quit its isolated Telfer site, en masse.
The man who risked industrial deafness to bring us the legendary Head Injuries album is making a stand for workplace safety.Kentucky Fried Children 22 October 2004
A fast food company that pleaded guilty to frying a 17-year-old in vat of oil has had an OHS conviction quashed on appeal.UnionSafe Safety Reps Conference On For 2004 15 October 2004
The third annual UnionSafe NSW Safety Delegates Conference has been set down for the 29th of October at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre.
Unions have warned that there is a potential for state based workers compensation schemes to collapse if there is a move by big employers to opt out of schemes such as NSW’s WorkCover.Safety Excellence Centre Launched 03 September 2004
Safety is set to be taken to a new level after the launch of a new centre to provide and encourage excellence in workplace safety.
Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website during July and August 2004.
Attempts to measure outback miners’ ability to operate heavy machinery by asking them to protect eggs with tape and straws have been thrown out of court.Bullying Under The Spotlight 16 July 2004
Australia’s top 100 company’s attitudes to bullying in the workplace will come under the microscope at a special conference set down for the Sydney Opera House in September.Safety Reps Conference On For 2004 09 July 2004
The third annual UnionSafe NSW Safety Delegates Conference has been set down for the 29th of October at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre.
Workers Comp schemes and small businesses are threatened by a Productivity Commission move that would allow big business to opt out of state-based schemes.
A Lidcombe joinery firm has been fined $26,000 after a 16-year-old labourer was wrapped in cling wrap and had glue and sawdust forced into his mouth.Killers on Notice 21 May 2004
Bosses responsible for the deaths of employees could be charged with corporate manslaughter and made to face bereaved family members under proposed changes to NSW law.Feds Take Axe To Safety 21 May 2004
Workers and bosses have joined forces to slam a move by the Federal Government to abolish a peak national workplace safety body.Reps Ramp Bottom Line 21 May 2004
Union safety reps have a dramatic, positive impact on safety at work - and the more training they get, the more marked the "union safety effect" according to a report by UK safety magazine, Hazards.Memory Lines - A Workers Memorial 06 May 2004
The NSW Union movement has unveiled a spectacular sculpture in memory of workers who had lost their lives at work and for those who had died as a result of a workplace illness.
Victorian Trades Hall Council Secretary, Leigh Hubbard, welcomed today's release of the Review of the Occupational Health & Safety Act by Chris Maxwell, QC.
Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website during January and February 2004.New Construction Induction Law 18 March 2004
From the 29th of March 2004 WorkCover NSW will issue a Construction Induction Certificate to participants upon completion of the course in OHS General Induction for Construction Work in New South Wales.Big Brother Bosses Bad For Business 11 March 2004
Secret monitoring of employees is a "folly" that affects the business bottom line and is bad for productivity and workers health, according to a leading UK safety magazine.Bigger workloads injure 4000 a week 05 March 2004
Work strain is estimated to contribute to as many as 4000 new injuries every week - or an injury every 2.5 minutes in Australian workplaces, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
More than 200 people a day are injured by ‘sprain and strain' injuries according to figures released recently.Unions Call For Work Death Law 20 February 2004
Families and friends of workers killed on the job slammed the level of fines issued for workplace deaths as a disgrace in hearings before a parliamentary inquiry into death and serious injury in the workplace.
Retail chain, Clints Crazy Bargains, has copped a $100,000 fine following the serious injury of a female employee.UnionSafe News – January 2004 15 January 2004
Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website during November and December 2003.Three in Four Bullied: Survey 09 January 2004
A peak union body is calling for the NSW Government to develop a Bullying Code Of Conduct as a VicHealth survey reveals that three out of four Australian households possesses a victim of bullying.
The United Services Union (USU) has received a grant from WorkCover to improve safety awareness and conditions across service sector workplaces in NSW.Smoking Ban Call As New Codes On HIV, Hepatitis Kick In 12 December 2003
A national safety body has instituted a new code for HIV and Hepatitis, and has pushed for a ban on smoking in all workplaces.UK Report: The Drug Tests Don’t Work 12 December 2003
A report from the UK dismisses the effectiveness of "unjustified and degrading" drink and drug testing by over zealous employers.
Workers compensation insurers have been put on notice to lift their game following the passage of new laws in the NSW Parliament.Unions Set To Stand Up To Bullies 14 November 2003
Bullying is emerging as a health and safety issue, prompting calls for unions to combat the growing workplace menace.Spinal Injury Awareness Week - 9th November to 15th November 2003 04 November 2003
The Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Association of Queensland are launching the Spinal Injury Awareness Week with a "Using Safety for Profit" Luncheon on Wednesday 12th November 2003.
Two Chubb Security guards working on State Rail services have won an unfair dismissal case after the Industrial Relations Commission described their lack of amenities as "a continuing and unacceptable situation".The Labor Council of NSW's Submission to the Productivity Commission 27 October 2003
The Labor Council of NSW has submitted a response to the Productivity Commission regarding the Inquiry into National Workers Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety Frameworks.ACT Leads On Industrial Manslaughter 03 October 2003
Bosses whose workers are killed on the job could face up to 25 years' jail and fines of up to $5million for companies under industrial manslaughter laws before the ACT Legislative Assembly.
A new website dedicated to working women, 'Union Women@Work', provides a one stop shop for information on OHS and other issues faced by women in the modern workplace.No Privatisation Of NSW Workers Comp: Report 12 September 2003
A major report into the NSW Workers Compensation has recommended that the role of WorkCover be beefed up and private underwriting of the scheme be ruled out for the immediate future.UnionSafe News – September 2003 11 September 2003
Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website during July and August 2003.WorkCover Releases Safety Check 11 September 2003
The NSW WorkCover Authority has released a simple safety checklist to help small businesses improve health and safety in the workplace.
From the 1st of September NSW Employers are required to notify WorkCover immediately when serious incidents occur.Stressed Employees Worked To Death 28 August 2003
UnionSafe is joining a global internet campaign highlighting the link between workplace stress and death.New General Manager for WorkCover NSW 21 August 2003
Jon Blackwell, the former Chief Executive Officer of Central Coast Health, is the new general manager of WorkCover NSW.Labor Council To Attend Alcohol Summit 21 August 2003
The NSW Labor Council submission to the NSW Alcohol Summit will address issues surrounding occupational health and safety and other issues affecting employees.Principal Contractors Liable For Unpaid Sub’s Workers Comp 21 August 2003
Principal contractors may now be liable for any unpaid workers compensation premiums of their subcontractors. This comes from a range of reforms to the NSW workers compensation scheme passed as part of the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002. WorkCover has produced a Draft WorkCover ‘Fact Sheet’ on the new requirements.Safety Alert: Dangers of penetrations on contruction sites 19 August 2003
WorkCover warns of the danger of unsecured and unmarked covers over penetrations on construction sites.OHS Advisor Part Time Position Available at Workers Health Centre 19 August 2003
The Workers Health Centre is advertising for a part time OHS Advisor to work 2 or 3 days per week.Forum Discusses Manslaughter Law 14 August 2003
Unions and Government were divided over industrial manslaughter laws following a forum on the issue in Bathurst last week.Future Directions For OHS 04 August 2003
ACTU OHS expert Peter Moyland says many issues raised at the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission conference on the future of OHS regulation need to be taken further.
A one-strike-and-you’re-out workplace drug and alcohol testing regime would be unfair and self-defeating, according to a pharmacologist recognised by Australian courts as an expert witness.Injured Worker Should Not Have Been Dismissed 15 July 2003
Employers have been sent a clear message to look after their injured workers following a NSW Industrial Relations Commission case in which Kandos Traders was fined $1,300 for sacking a worker within six months of her injury.Workplace Bullying Support Group 09 July 2003
The Workers Health Centre is holding an information session for people who want to be involved in a pilot support group for victims of workplace bullying.Smoke Clearing For Bar Workers 09 July 2003
Unions are welcoming new guidelines that forbid smoking within 1.5 metres of bars in pubs and clubs but say more is needed to ensure workers’ health is genuinely protected on the job.
Bully-free workplaces are part of a shrinking minority, according to a new survey of Australian employees in which just 12% stated there was no bullying in their current workplace.UnionSafe News – June 2003 19 June 2003
Welcome to the UnionSafe bulletin, keeping you informed about the hottest additions to your occupational health and safety website during May and June 2003.Miller Award For Safety's High Achievers 18 June 2003
The NSW Workplace Safety Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award has been renamed the Brian Miller Lifetime Safety Achievement Award, after one of the labour movement’s most respected safety campaigners.Cradle To Grave In Safety 17 June 2003
A third Sydney funeral home has taken delivery of a new casket cradle, purpose-built to slash the industry’s burgeoning workers comp bill.UnionSafe Feedback Forum 11 June 2003
More checklists, case studies about safety reps and committees, and tips for boosting negotiation skills were among the many helpful suggestions UnionSafe received at its feedback forum held in Sydney this week.Brick Firm Busted For Workers Comp Fraud 11 June 2003
Just one month after Federal Government findings that levels of fraudulent workers compensation claims by employees are “very low” a Dapto bricklaying firm has been convicted of falsifying information to cut premiums.Time To Replace? Don't Wait To Be Told 02 June 2003
If old pieces of equipment at work are needing constant maintenance a new decision handed down in the Industrial Relations Commission puts bosses on notice that unless they replace it in a timely fashion they could be held responsible for any accidents that occur.
Australia Post workers are up in arms over management’s plans to double the time posties can spend delivering mail during their shifts.Keyboard Health Risks Overblown 26 May 2003
Media reports of the health risks posed by shared keyboards and telephone handsets are being grossly exaggerated, according to the Australian Services Union, which says the chemicals used to clean them can pose more of a risk than any bacteria retained on the equipment.Reactivate OHS: The Time Is Now 22 May 2003
Strong unionised workplaces are the only way to ensure occupational health and safety is properly reactivated, according to ACIRRT Senior Researcher Kathryn Heiler.No Need For Reps To Go It Alone 21 May 2003
Struggling safety reps feeling out of their depth can look forward to a big boost in support from unions, following a long list of resolutions adopted at a recent ACTU seminar emphasising the importance of reps as partners in the union business of securing safer workplaces.Macho Culture Costs Lives 20 May 2003
The macho culture that used to dominate at the Sydney Opera House once saw workers busting their guts just to prove their masculinity.Premier Carr Stops Tricky Lawyers 15 May 2003
Unscrupulous lawyers using cheap advertising tricks and outrageous promises to win comp claim clients are about to have another loophole closed.Shock Kills Untrained Worker 15 May 2003
The NSW Industrial Relations Commission in Court Session has fined a car dealership $180,000 after a panel beater lost his life attempting to carry out electrical repairs on a spot welder.Safe House Fun And Bully Free 15 May 2003
Workplace harassment, bullying or violence will not be tolerated at the Sydney Opera House under any circumstances and everyone from the CEO to the shop floor is responsible for ensuring these types of incidences no not occur.WorkCover Ups Enforcement Commitment 12 May 2003
Unions this week welcomed WorkCover’s plan to take an increasingly proactive role in bolstering compliance with occupational health and safety legislation and in working together with all stakeholders to prevent workplace incidents.Bosses Infected With SARS Hysteria 09 May 2003
Some of Australia’s biggest employers are attempting to force workers to foot the bill for increased precautions to deal with the SARS virus.Vic Police Force Tests The Limits 09 May 2003
The AWU has largely rejected random workplace drug and alcohol testing as a simplistic answer to a complex problem but says Victoria Police’s approach to testing its employees is mostly positive.Workers Footing SARS Bill 07 May 2003
Workers in a number of industries are being told they must foot the bill for SARS.
A whopping 37% of Australian employers incorrectly set up workstations contributing a back injury epidemic which is causing Australian workers to take more than 200,000 sick days per year, a new Health Works survey.Unions Commemorate Dead Workers 28 April 2003
Trade unionists from countries across the globe are organising special events on April 28 to mark the annual commemoration of working people who are killed, injured or become ill due to health and safety hazards at work.NSW Unionists Mark Day Of Mourning 28 April 2003
Remembering the dead and ensuring needless deaths do not continue were sentiments echoed repeatedly when a large band of unionists gathered together for a service outside St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney during this year’s International Day of Mourning.SARS Taskforce Welcomed 27 April 2003
The Labor Council of NSW today undertook to work with the NSW Government's Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Clinical Taskforce to ensure the interests of all workers in the state were protected.SARS Crisis Hits Workers 11 April 2003
The deadly SARS disease, which started out as a severe occupational health and safety concern has also turned out to be a major jobs killer – with airline workers among the most at risk on both fronts.Workplace Bullying Seminar Thursday 08 April 2003
Want to know what US unions have done to combat workplace bullying? Find out this Thursday 10 April, when the University of Western Sydney plays host to a free seminar on the topic.Reactivate Health And Safety At Work 08 April 2003
What impact will current employment trends have on the future of occupational health and safety at work and how are unions dealing with the issues now?UK Tackles Corporate Manslaughter Laws 01 April 2003
Corporate manslaughter could become a new criminal offence in the UK if a new campaign by British unions succeeds.NZ Targets 10,000 Safety Reps 01 April 2003
New Zealand unions are aiming to have 10,000 safety reps elected across all industries and have them trained up on a raft of new health and safety laws when they take affect from May 5.
The International Federation of Journalists has warned of a potential media bloodbath targeting all journalists, with the coalition forces bombing an Iraq television station overnight.UnionSafe News – March 2003 18 March 2003
Welcome to the first monthly UnionSafe bulletin, bringing you the top stories appearing on our website this month.Cold Advice: Beat The Bug Or Stay Away 18 March 2003
The worst thing workers can do if struck down by cold or flu-like symptoms is persist in coming to work, according to Workers Health Centre deputy director Denise Mowbray.Compo Cmn: We’re Faster, Cheaper, Fairer 11 March 2003
The NSW Workers Compensation Commission has heard more than 8,000 applications in its first year of operation, resolving disputes faster and more effectively than the court system it replaces, according to its annual report.GPs Get On Board Workers Comp 06 March 2003
Doctors will soon be more closely involved in the workers compensation process thanks to a new program that will pay them for their contribution and provide high-level training.Neale's OHS Review 05 March 2003
Neale Towart reviews the latest occupational health and safety news stories.
UK unions have launched a campaign to give every worker the right to take toilet breaks without threat of employer pressure, pay docking, surveillance or other disincentives.Work's A Headache For News Ltd Journos 24 February 2003
Nearly half of News Ltd workers say their workload is damaging their health and well-being, according to a voluntary survey conducted at the company’s metropolitan newspapers.Overworked Seaman’s Painful Hangover 24 February 2003
An overworked crew member was so fatigued he might as well have been drunk when a “guest worker” was seriously injured on Ship of Shame, the CSL Pacific, an official investigation has found.Workers Comp Compliance Boost 24 February 2003
A fraud prosecution unit will be established within WorkCover’s Legal Branch as part of a range of measures designed to improve compliance with NSW workers comp laws.Vic Bullies Put On Notice 19 February 2003
Just weeks after a Victorian employer was fined $5,000 over a bullying incident, the state’s WorkCover Authority has released its Guidance Note on Prevention of Bullying and Violence at Work.Carr Govt Commits $13m To Safety 18 February 2003
The Carr Labor Government has committed $13 million over three years to help put last year’s Bathurst Safety Summit recommendations into action.Vic Paper Points To Group Training Risk 13 February 2003
Group apprentices and trainees are more vulnerable to workplace injury than direct hire apprentices and trainees, according to a new report.Collective Action Good For Health 04 February 2003
Active unionists who participate in protests to protect workers’ rights and fight for what they believe in can expect to enjoy many positive health benefits, according to a new British study.Neale’s OHS News Review 04 February 2003
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Refusal to pay compensation to a worker who suffered a hypoglycaemic episide has promted concerns that diabetics may be discriminated against by employers.Global Media Safety Campaign 13 December 2002
The prospect of war has prompted a global coalition of journalists and media organisations to launch a news safety campaign.Neale’s OHS News Review 12 December 2002
To comment on any of these articles, please visit out discussion forum Shoptalk.Long Working Hours A Number One Killer 12 December 2002
Working long hours is possibly the single biggest occupational health and safety problem in workplaces today, according to Australian Council of Trade Unions Assistant Secretary Richard Marles.Bosses Should Award Workers Reporting Risks 11 December 2002
Employers offering annual ‘Most Courageous’ and ‘Most Useful’ awards to staff who take the initiative in reporting workplace hazards could be a valuable tool for securing safer workplaces, according to a leading organisational researcher.Govt Safety Summit Response 02 December 2002
The NSW Government’s official response to the 132 recommendations made at the Bathurst Safety Summit is now available from this website.
Welcome to the first occupational health and safety news round up by the Labor Council of NSW’s Neale Towart.Call For Comment On Draft Policies 26 November 2002
Union members are being invited to comment on a raft of draft policies newly released by the Labor Council of NSW.Govt Commits To Safer Towns And Workplaces Program 25 November 2002
The NSW Government will establish a Safer Towns and Cities program as part of a major safety initiative aimed at reducing workplace injuries by 40 per cent and fatalities by 20 per cent over the next ten years.Cutting Workers Comp Red Tape 21 November 2002
Legislation to cut red tape in workers compensation has passed through the Lower House of State Parliament.Unions Busting Bullies 21 November 2002
NSW unions will today launch an assault on workplace bullying when more than 500 workplace delegates are briefed on their role in combating its spread.Aussie Union Rep Power, Yes Please: TUC 01 November 2002
British safety reps are looking to their Aussie counterparts and saying "we want some of that", according to news reports that the UK’s Trade Union Congress wants to follow our lead on union OHS powers.
NSW Labor Council is relying on law enforcement experience in a bid to beat back increasingly shrill employer demands for alcohol and drug testing.
The Carr Government will establish a specialist unit to investigate workplace accidents and justify thier contention that specific industrial manslaughter laws are not justified.
On the eve of the NSW Safety Summit, Workers Online went looking for the ten biggest workplace health issues and what needed to be done to address them.Saving Lives In Killer Productions 21 June 2002
Sydney stage technicians are trialling WorkCover and YouthSafe’s Safety First OHS education kit with a large group of stage technics students at a Sydney high school.
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