News & Events

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.

Community safety is top priority for Territory Day

​In the lead up to 2015 Territory Day, it has been announced that there will be an increase in the fines for people caught illegally possessing fireworks.

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.

Safety Reminder - Electrocution risk for DIY repairs

​NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert reminding residents carrying out repairs or maintenance in their homes not to carry out electrical work unless they are appropriately licenced.

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.

Working safely in the heat

​The Top End is currently experiencing very hot weather conditions and businesses and workers are reminded to take precautions to guard against heat illness.​

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.

Secure worksites against storm activity

Top End businesses are urged to secure their worksites with the onset of the wet season and the increase in storm activity. The call follows NT WorkSafe inspectors investigating a number of near misses last week after a series of storm related incidents.

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.