News & Events

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.

Poison canister warning

​The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued a media release warning members of the public of the potential dangers posed by toxic canisters that have been reported washing up on Australian beaches.

Public comment - Proposed amendments to Work Health and Safety

​​Northern Territory businesses and workers are encouraged to have their say on proposed amendments to the Work Health and Safety legislation with the public comment period starting today.

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.

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.