News & Events

October is National Safe Work Month

Territory businesses and workers are encouraged to focus on and raise awareness of work health and safety during National Safe Work Month in October.

Feedback sought on amendments to laws to introduce industrial manslaughter

The Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee is seeking comments and feedback on the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2019 which will introduce the new offence of industrial manslaughter.

WRCAC Communique September 2019

The Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council met on 5 September 2019. The Council gave approval for the following communique of the minutes to be published on the NT WorkSafe website.

Construction companies plead guilty over 3-metre fall

The Darwin Local Court has convicted and fined two construction companies over a 2017 incident, which resulted in a 31 year old worker falling 3-metres onto a concrete floor.

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations

Amendments have been made to the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations 2011, more specifically the regulations dealing with Lead and Diving.

Nominations sought for a vacancy on the Work Health and Safety Advisory Council

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice invites nominations for a current vacancy on the Work Health and Safety Advisory Council.

Sanctions accepted over Tiger Brennan Drive fatality

NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Queensland based construction company BMD Constructions Pty Ltd over the 2016 death Mr Peter Bonnell.

Woolworths commits $1.8 million to prevent further pedestrian incidents

NT WorkSafe has accepted the enforceable undertaking proposed by Woolworths Ltd after the 2016 death of a Maningrida man, who was run over by a prime mover in the Hibiscus Shopping Centre loading dock.

Best practice review of workplace health and safety in the NT

On 5 May 2018, the Northern Territory Government announced a best practice review into workplace health and safety in the NT.

Company and director fined for obstructing WorkSafe investigation

Queensland based labour hire company Tropickist Pty Ltd and company director David O’Brien were both convicted and fined a total of $13,000 in the Darwin Local Court on 3 July 2019, after pleading guilty to breaching Section 155 (5) of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011.