Work health and safety ministers have agreed to reduce the workplace exposure standards for respirable crystalline silica as soon as practicable.
Safe Work Australia has launched the National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030, which sets an ambitious agenda to minimise the impact of work-related injury and illness, and optimise workers’ recovery and capacity to work.
Roy Hill has supported research that guided the developed of technology to measure and assess the risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSK) in resource industry workers, an injury that is most common and costly to manage.
Queensland is committed to matching Safe Work Australia’s recommended standards for dust exposure, due for release before the year ends.
Former Safe Work Australia director Marie Boland has produced 34 recommendations that could enhance workers’ safety after launching a review of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws 2018. Among her recommendations as an independent reviewer are to make regulations that deal with psychological health, improve the quality of asbestos registers and provide for a … Continue reading Work health and safety laws set for update
Robots and automation will make work safer and reduce workplace injury in Australia over the next 20 years, as revealed in a joint study by Safe Work Australia and CSIRO’s data innovation group Data61.