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Sleeping on the job…? The new WHS risk facing us all

A recent study1 involving more than 8,800 employees shows that 39 per cent of us are sleeping six hours or less a night and are more stressed, have less energy and are working longer hours than those employees who get the recommended 7 – 9 hours a night. The concept that workloads and work-related stress […]

GPT’s Melbourne Central to undergo major transformation

GPT’s Melbourne Central is set to undergo its biggest transformation in almost 20 years as part of a quest to become a ‘temple of meaning’ for Melburnians and evolve into a globally-recognised place of cultural and social exchange that nurtures and inspires its users. As of 2021, the centre will reinvent itself with the addition […]

PPE – a last resort?

PPE (personal protective equipment) is defined as anything used or work to minimise risk to a worker’s health and safety. It includes many items like boots, ear plugs, hard hats, harnesses, goggles, gloves and more. But is using PPE the safest way to get a job done and protect workers? Model WHS regulations require you […]

MBA NSW Advises Changes to Union Right of Entry Permit

Members of the Master Builders Association NSW were recently advised that the Fair Work Amendment (Modernising Right of Entry) Regulations 2019, took effect on 1 July 2019. In order to meet the new requirements, the Fair Work Commission will be issuing permits in a different form. Therefore, permits issued from 1 July 2019 will be […]

ABCC recovers $1 million in workers’ wages

In a significant milestone, the Australian Building and Construction Commission has exceeded $1 million in recovered wages for almost 1400 workers. The ABCC has been responsible for ensuring building and construction workers are paid correctly since 2 December 2016 and continues to build its work in this area. The ABCC has so far audited over […]

QLD contractor to pay $200,000 after discriminating against subbie following CFMMEU threat

The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has found Forest Meiers Construction liable to pay $200,000 in compensation for taking adverse action and discriminating against a tiling subcontractor because they did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU. The Court found that Forest Meiers and its Construction Manager William Munro, contravened the Fair Work Act […]

Scaffolding incident a warning to industry – know your obligations

A company in Victoria accused of breaching safety laws, in failing to conduct monthly inspections of scaffolding, has responded to a serious fall by employing an OHS compliance officer, overhauling its OHS register and entering a $55,000 undertaking. In 2017, a worker was inspecting the eaves at a Victorian construction site, controlled by TS Constructions […]

Working with and storing hazardous chemicals

Do you know how to safely store the chemicals you work with and the obligations you have under WHS legislation? Are you responsible for developing safety data sheets? Working with and around chemicals can be dangerous if you don’t know the right way to use them and store them. Let’s look at some of the […]

EOFY is almost here!

With only two weeks to go until the end of another financial year, there’s no time like the present to get the books in order. We’ve taken a look at what the ATO wants you to know in the lead up to EOFY… Instant asset write-off extended and increased Businesses with a turnover from $10 million […]

Horrendous injuries to children from retail shopping hooks

Channel Nine has reported on a spate of horrific injuries to small children and toddlers, following falls onto shopping rack and hooks in retailers including Target and K-Mart. Several children have had to have emergency and reconstructive surgery to their eyes after colliding with metal hooks when they’ve fallen over or bent to collect an […]