WHS Experts Continue Partnership with WarriorU

The Work Health and Safety Experts are pleased to announce that we have continued our partnership with the ‘WarriorU’ podcast series. Hosted by Australian Special Forces Veteran Bram Connolly, the WarriorU podcast features special guests that will expand your thinking and knowledge surrounding topics ranging from human optimisation to entrepreneurialism, leadership and resilience. Bram’s kept […]

U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (‘OSHA’) Releases the ‘Fatal Occupational Injuries Report 2018’

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of ‘Fatal Occupational Injuries Repor’t states the rate of fatal work injuries remained unchanged in the United States with 5,250 workplace fatalities in 2018. The report outlines: 12% increase in unintentional workplace overdoses; 11% increase in suicides within workplaces; 14% decrease in fall from height fatalities; and Leading fatality […]

Previous Content Moderator Sues Facebook for Psychological Injury – Gray v CPL Solutions

A former Facebook content moderator has commenced proceedings in the Irish High Court against his employer (‘CPL Solutions’) and their client (‘Facebook’). Chris Gray claims he has suffered psychologic trauma over the ten months of his employment by reviewing up to 1,000 posts per day of distressing content posted by Facebook users. Papers lodged with […]

SafeWork South Australia Compliance Safe Work Method Audits on High Risk Construction Work

The work health and safety regulator, ‘SafeWork South Australia’ has announced a targeted audit and compliance program to be enforced throughout the state through its inspectors. The audits will incorporate the implementation of Safe Work Method Statements (‘SWMS’) for High Risk Construction Work (‘HRCW’). The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) requires persons conducting a business […]

Updated Requirements for ISO 45001 ‘Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems’ Compliance

Overview ISO 45001 is designed to replace AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001 standards for ‘Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems’. The new standard was initially proposed in June 2013. After an extensive consultation process that took into consideration more than 6,300 comments, the ISO released its first draft in January 2016, followed by a final […]

Post-Brexit Health and Safety Compliance in the United Kingdom

26 January 2020 marks a slight revision to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (UK). With the House of Commons and House of Lords preparing for life post-Brexit, the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (UK) converts the below European Union regulations into domestic United Kingdom law. This includes: Chemicals (Health and Safety) and […]

Standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure to be Reduced by 50%

A quorum of Work Health and Safety ministers across Australian States and Territories have agreed to halve the workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica to a time-weighted average of 0.05mg/m3 over an eight-hour day. The level follows proposals from Safe Work Australia in 2019, which ratified a new national exposure standard for respirable crystalline […]

Potential Changes for the Western Australia Work Health and Safety Legislative Landscape

In late November, the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WA) was introduced to the WA Legislative Assembly. The potential Act will replace the following: Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (WA); Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA); Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA); Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (WA); and Petroleum […]

WHS Experts Engaged in WA for HSE Shutdown Coverage

The Work Health and Safety Experts (‘WHSE’) have been engaged by a Western Australian-based operation to provide health, safety and environment advisor shutdown coverage during critical works. Duties during the shutdown include: Daily toolbox talks and focus topics; Delivering inductions and HSE training; Environmental dust and noise monitoring; Incident investigations to be performed to both […]

CFMMEU Official Loses Right of Entry Permits – In the matter of Entry Permit of Blake Patrick Hynes [2020] FWC 97

In August 2018, CFMMEU official Blake Hynes used his ‘Right of Entry Permit’, issued under s 512 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), to enter the Enco Precast work area on Queensland’s Gateway Motorway Upgrade Project. Hynes also possessed a ‘State Entry Permit’ issued under section 132 of the Work Health and Safety Act […]