WH&S Articles

144 Dead – We Need to Reduce Workplace Incidents  

144 people. This is the preliminary number of deaths that have occurred nationally resulting from workplace injuries for 2023, thus far (Safe Work Australia). As we move towards the last few weeks of the working year, businesses have the opportunity to reflect upon workplace incidents and to contemplate how these can be reduced in 2024.

Closing Loopholes Bill – Take Action and Stay Informed

On the 4th of September the government introduced the Closing Loopholes Bill. This bill aims to close loopholes that exist within current pay and working conditions, with a specific focus upon gig workers. It will also increase penalties for non-compliance and breaches of pay and conditions such as, imprisonment for intentionally underpaying workers.

Employer understanding of these changes is vital and we encourage you to remain informed and to act prior to implementation. Within this article we have outlined a few ways in which you can do this.

Workplace Investigations – ‘Not One Size Fits All’ 

Workplace accidents and incidents happen! Despite preventative measures they still occur, and following such, workplace investigations are initiated.

There are differing ‘types’ of workplace investigations which influence how employers and workplaces are to respond to accidents. This article aims to educate you on ‘how’ these differ and to emphasise that it is not as simple as ‘one size fits all’.

5 Common Workplace Psychosocial Hazards 

As an employer in Australia, you have an obligation to eliminate and to minimise psychosocial risks, as is reasonably practicable, in accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Code of Conduct, to keep your workers safe and free of harm. To help businesses uphold this duty and to remain compliant, we have identified 6 Psychosocial Hazards that we often find businesses overlook…