Hygiene and retail: Do I need to close the changing rooms?

As retail stores reopen, noticeable changes have taken place. To protect the health of workers and customers alike, many...

As retail stores reopen, noticeable changes have taken place. To protect the health of workers and customers alike, many stores have implemented measures to keep in line with social distancing and hygiene practices. This includes limiting the amount of customers in-store, temperature checks before entry, and closing the change...

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Novel Coronavirus | Member Alert

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  Current status The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic.   126 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, including 3...

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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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State Parliament pushes for changes to WHS legislation

NRA Legal A new Bill introduced to Queensland State Parliament recently proposes some significant changes to Queensland’s Work Health and...

NRA Legal A new Bill introduced to Queensland State Parliament recently proposes some significant changes to Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (‘WHS Act)’, including a new, criminal offence for industrial manslaughter, carrying up to 20 years’ imprisonment for individuals and $12,615,000 for bodies corporate. The Bill adopts some of...

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Proposed Changes to VIC Workplace Health and Safety Laws

by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild,  NRA Legal A new Bill, introduced to Victorian Parliament earlier this month, proposes to...

by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild,  NRA Legal A new Bill, introduced to Victorian Parliament earlier this month, proposes to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (‘the Act’) as well as some other legislation, including the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Vic). If passed, the new changes may...

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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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HeadCoach tackles mental health in the workplace

The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Australians is high and often goes unrecognised, despite the substantial labour cost...

The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Australians is high and often goes unrecognised, despite the substantial labour cost of mental illness in Australia (estimated to be $49 billion). Supervisors hold a key leadership responsibility in managing and enhancing the welfare and mental health of their staff. Clear guidelines have...

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Message from the CEO: 6 February 2017

This week, we’ve seen more upset for Melbourne’s Bourke St Mall, after the discovery of a suspicious package left...

This week, we’ve seen more upset for Melbourne’s Bourke St Mall, after the discovery of a suspicious package left on the makeshift memorial for the now six people murdered in the 20 January vehicle rampage. After the hundreds of flowers, stuffed toys, cards, photos and balloons were removed on...

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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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Take part in National Safe Work Month this October

With National Safe Work Month being just two months away, it’s time to think about how your organisation can...

With National Safe Work Month being just two months away, it’s time to think about how your organisation can recognise work health and safety and win a reward worth $5000.Safe Work Australia is inviting workplaces around Australia to submit entries to the Workplace Participation Reward.Enter the Reward and tell...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Inspection program looks at safety in takeaway food outlets

WorkSafe Western Australia is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets which...

WorkSafe Western Australia is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets which will involve inspectors visiting fast food outlets in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year.WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said the inspection program had been prompted...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Young Workers at Risk

Young workers have a higher rate of injury in the workplace, according to a factsheet published by the NSW...

Young workers have a higher rate of injury in the workplace, according to a factsheet published by the NSW Better Regulation Division. From 2011 to 2014, over 45,000 young workers were injured while at work. This rate may actually be 6 times higher due to young workers underreporting work...

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Why passive bullying is still bullying

Bullying is a serious issue. It dramatically raises stress levels for the person being bullied and is a major...

Bullying is a serious issue. It dramatically raises stress levels for the person being bullied and is a major risk factor for developing mental health conditions.Unsurprisingly, beyondblue’s State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia study found 76 per cent of employees said depression and anxiety – the most common...

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Amendments to Work Health and Safety Act 2011 get green light from Queensland Government

As part of its commitment to improving safety for Queenslanders at work, the Palaszcuk Government has passed a new...

As part of its commitment to improving safety for Queenslanders at work, the Palaszcuk Government has passed a new Bill, which introduces a number of changes to the State’s work health and safety (WHS) laws.The WHS Bill aims to restore elements of the original Work Health and Safety Act...

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Amendments to Work Health and Safety Act 2011 come into effect

As part of its commitment to improving safety for Queenslanders at work, the Palaszcuk Government has introduced a number...

As part of its commitment to improving safety for Queenslanders at work, the Palaszcuk Government has introduced a number of changes to the State’s work health and safety (WHS) laws.Legislation that was recently passed to restore elements of the original Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld), which were...

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Message from the CEO: 4th December 2015

As a business owner or manager, you deal on a daily basis with a wide range of expenses –...

As a business owner or manager, you deal on a daily basis with a wide range of expenses – some large and some small, but each one impacting on your bottom line.  And, no doubt you often stop to reflect on the worth of each overhead to your ultimate...

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