Workplace Health and Safety
Workplace violence is a significant and ongoing risk that employers should be alive to because it affects employee health, safety and wellbeing, which in turn impacts on productivity, absenteeism, sickness and replacement costs, to name a few. In respect of … Continue reading
A Senate Committee has concluded its deliberations regarding its review into the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths. A sense of ‘back to the future’ arises in considering many of the Majority’s recommendations. The Majority report recommends giving Unions … Continue reading
Human rights continue to keep the pressure on Thailand’s fishing industry, as forced labour and exploitation claims get increasing exposure. Human rights groups continue to report of coercive labour practices in Thailand, in particular, in the fishing industry. In 2015, … Continue reading
Safe Work Australia is undertaking an examination and report on the content and operation of the model WHS Act.
For recent developments and trends in safety, click here and see our latest Safety snapshot.
Certain employers operating in Korea are required to have a Labor Management Council (LMC). The purpose of the LMC is to promote harmonious relations between companies and their employees by providing a consultative body utilised by both employees and the … Continue reading
The Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced into Queensland Parliament yesterday to amend the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 (Qld) (the Act). A copy of the Bill can be found here. … Continue reading
Workplace health and safety laws can often be confusing and the consequences of a breach can be significant. This month our team looks at whether there are penalties and offences under workplace health and safety law which can be imposed … Continue reading
An independent review of mental health at work, commissioned by the Prime Minister, has been published. The Stevenson/Farmer review calls on employers to adopt six mental health core standards covering mental health at work plans, employee awareness and open communication, … Continue reading