New safety standard for projectile toys

The ACCC has announced an updated mandatory safety standard for projectile toys, designed to protect children from serious eye...

The ACCC has announced an updated mandatory safety standard for projectile toys, designed to protect children from serious eye injuries or choking from toys like bow and arrow sets and toy guns. The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design, construction and labelling of projectile toys. Suppliers are now able...

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Part 2 of our Modern Award Series – Distinguishing amongst modern awards

As you would have seen in Part 1 of our Modern Award Series ‘How to work out which modern...

As you would have seen in Part 1 of our Modern Award Series ‘How to work out which modern awards apply in your business?’, it can be quite confusing working out which award has coverage over a business in the ‘food services’ industry: From the diagram above, you can see...

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ASBFEO Releases Small Business Cyber Security Guide

By Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy...

By Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy small business operators understand the risks and how to prevent cyber attacks. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman published the guide after research showed 60 per cent of small...

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NRA Legal: Work Health and Safety Workshops

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their staff. This translates to a...

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their staff. This translates to a need to provide a sufficient system for managing health and safety hazards and risks in the workplace. One way of ensuring compliance with your duty of care is to implement...

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Asbestos Safety Survey

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is undertaking national research on building a tailored business case template and tool to...

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is undertaking national research on building a tailored business case template and tool to assist businesses in the safe management and removal of asbestos.  Feedback on this issue is extremely important and all information provided is strictly confidential.   Your response we will help prepare a...

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WorkCover Qld offers discount for apprentice employers

QUEENSLAND As part of the Queensland Government’s attempts to drive jobs for younger workers and training in skilled work, WorkCover...

QUEENSLAND As part of the Queensland Government’s attempts to drive jobs for younger workers and training in skilled work, WorkCover Queensland is offering employers of apprentices a discount on their insurance premiums. Starting 1 July 2017, employers who employ at least one apprentice can save on their insurance premiums by declaring...

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Safety step costs Coles $1 million

by Angela Szczepanski and Troy Wild, NRA Legal The ACT Supreme Court has ordered Coles to pay a former staff...

by Angela Szczepanski and Troy Wild, NRA Legal The ACT Supreme Court has ordered Coles to pay a former staff member over $1 million after she fell from a safety step she says she wasn’t trained to use. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coles_Supermarkets Nicole Harris suffered injuries to her right hip,...

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Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them for child safety

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a Best Practice Guide for Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention in...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a Best Practice Guide for Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention in an effort to improve child safety. Each year hundreds of children suffer injuries as a result of furniture and televisions toppling on them, with some suffering fatal injuries. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb...

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Workers suffer unexpected & severe chemical burns

SafeWork NSW has released a safety alert after workers suffered severe chemical burns to their feet whilst cleaning chemical...

SafeWork NSW has released a safety alert after workers suffered severe chemical burns to their feet whilst cleaning chemical spills in restaurant and hotel kitchens in two separate incidents. On both occasions the workers did not notice the caustic chemicals soaking into their footwear (casual soft soled shoes) and...

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Bicycle safety standards review – call for submissions

Bicycles in Australia are currently regulated by a mandatory safety standard that sets out requirements for braking, steering function,...

Bicycles in Australia are currently regulated by a mandatory safety standard that sets out requirements for braking, steering function, reflectors, bells, identification markers and user guidance. In addition to the mandatory standard all State and Territory road rules require bicycles to have a brake, reflectors and a bell.The Australian...

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New food labelling website

The NSW Food Authority is helping consumers and industry navigate the often overwhelming world of food labels with an...

The NSW Food Authority is helping consumers and industry navigate the often overwhelming world of food labels with an online, interactive food labelling hub. The new resource on the Food Authority website aims to help consumers make informed choices about food, and industry to find information essential to food labelling...

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Take the lead in addressing domestic violence in your workplace

A recent study conducted in Canada has identified that one in three workers had experienced domestic violence (DV) at...

A recent study conducted in Canada has identified that one in three workers had experienced domestic violence (DV) at some point in their life. Despite these statistics there was minimal evidence found of employers understanding and taking action to assist victims of DV.The purpose of the study was to...

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Anxious wait over for national retail Finalists

Innovative, resourceful, self-starting, and downright talented. These are the words used to describe the crop of incredible retailers who’ve...

Innovative, resourceful, self-starting, and downright talented. These are the words used to describe the crop of incredible retailers who’ve made it through to be named Finalists in the National Retail Association’s (NRA’s) 2016 Rewards for Excellence.The NRA has today revealed who’s in the running for the most prestigious Awards...

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Performance meeting ends worker’s comp claim

Lim v Comcare FCA 709A worker has attempted to appeal an Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision to dismiss her...

Lim v Comcare FCA 709A worker has attempted to appeal an Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision to dismiss her worker’s compensation claim. The claim had been refused on the basis that her psychiatric injury was partly caused by a poor performance review. The Tribunal found that worker’s injury was...

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Final call for Rewards for Excellence nominations

Nominations for the National Retail Association’s (NRA) 2016 Rewards for Excellence close this Friday 3 June.Rewards for Excellence is...

Nominations for the National Retail Association’s (NRA) 2016 Rewards for Excellence close this Friday 3 June.Rewards for Excellence is a fantastic opportunity to go for gold and be recognised as a leader within the industry.This awards program is considered amongst the highest of accolades and those that are nominated...

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Rewards for Excellence – 1 month left to nominate

It’s estimated that WHS incidents cost businesses around $31.4million in compensation payments each year in Queensland alone with an...

It’s estimated that WHS incidents cost businesses around $31.4million in compensation payments each year in Queensland alone with an average of 25 days off work. Creating a safe working environment is a responsibility of all businesses, however companies who go above and beyond empower their employees with a feeling...

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