Virtual Seminar Series 2015

​The Virtual Seminar Series (VSS) is a free online event run throughout National Safe Work Month in October. Each weekday a new seminar will be made available showcasing the latest thinking, innovation, research and developments in work health and safety.

Workers' compensation amendments commence

The amendments contained in the second Return to Work Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 have now commenced.

Asbestos identified in crayons sold within Australia

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has released a consumer and retailer alert after trace amounts of asbestos have been detected in some brands of children's crayons that have been imported into Australia.

Amendments to Workers' Compensation Legislation

Significant amendments were made to the NT 'Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Act' following completion of the review of the scheme in 2014.

Explosives Regulation in Australia - Public comment period now open

Businesses, industries, workers and the wider community are encouraged to express their views about how explosives are regulated across Australia and on any issues differences in explosives legislation across Australian jurisdictions may have for them.

Is your OHS Licence expiring?

​Holders of an OHS Licence issued between 1 January 2005 and 30 June 2010 are reminded to upgrade to a High Risk Work Licence before 30 June 2015.

New safety guide for NT Seafood Industry

​A new guide has been produced to assist the Northern Territory Seafood Industry understand and manage their work health and safety requirements. The guide was produced in collaboration between NT WorkSafe and the Northern Territory Seafood Council.

Safety on Outback Stations - A Snapshot of the Northern Territory's Cattle Industry

The Australian Strategy Virtual Seminar Series (VSS) is a free online event run throughout Safe Work Australia Month in October.

ADG7.3 transition period commences

On 18 June 2014 the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail was updated to version 7.3. This code is commonly known as ADG7.

National Code released for industry to help prevent terrorism

The 'National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern' has been launched by the Australian Government to help business prevent potentially dangerous chemicals finding their way into the hands of terrorists. The voluntary code contains practical information about how businesses can assess and take steps to reduce their chemical security risks.