QLD - new First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice 2014
Several Codes of Practice changes took effect on 30 May 2014 Read more

QLD - Work Health and Safety legislation amendments
Amendments to Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws came into effect on 16 May 2014. Read more

Safety Alert - JLG elevating work platform wheel failure
The bearing assembly and bearing retainer of a Fairfield wheel drive hub on the EWP failed, allowing the wheel and gear reduction hub assembly to separate from the machine. Read more

Comcare claim takes 26 years
Budget Senate Estimates heard this week Comcare has 15 long-term cases, although the case of a federal public servant who lodged an injury claim 26 years ago has ended. Read more

VIC - State-only asbestos labelling 'unfair', say school principals
Principals are concerned that asbestos warning signs are worrying parents and damaging the perception of state schools because their Catholic and independent counterparts are exempt from posting them. Read more

Mine death after drunken brawl
Two investigations are under way into an alleged drunken fight that resulted in the death of a young truck driver at a Goldfields mining camp where alcohol restrictions are meant to be strictly enforced. Read more

Scott’s Transport handed record $1.25m fine by NSW court
Mt Gambier trucking company Scott’s Transport and two senior staff have incurred record fines of $1.25m over speed limit tampering and speeding. Read more

ACT workplace death case the first to charge manager
The ACT will be the first jurisdiction to charge a senior company manager over the death of a worker in a workplace accident. Read more

Unions back asbestos compo review
Unions have welcomed a West Australian government move to widen the ability of victims of asbestos-related illnesses and injuries to seek further compensation. Read more

Firefighters cancer compensation bill passes SA upper house
Legislation put forward by the Greens to give firefighting volunteers automatic access to compensation for certain types of cancer has passed the upper house of the South Australian Parliament. Read more

These boots are made for mining
A boot created for underground miners has taken out the 2014 Innovation Award at the New South Wales Minerals Council health and safety conference in the Hunter Valley. Read more

AMSA keen for feedback on planned boating safety changes
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) says it wants feedback from north Queensland boaties on plans to make it easier to comply with safety regulations. Read more

Hazelwood mine fire inquiry: Chief health officer on defensive over advice to residents
Victoria's chief health officer has faced intense questioning about why vulnerable Morwell residents were not advised to leave the town during the first week of the fire. Read more