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EasyOHS Version 6.0 Safety Software Harmonisation Pack

Saturday, June 12, 2010

EasyOHS is proud to annouce our much anticipated Version 6 safety software program has been released. 

Current members can upgrade through the check for updates tab in their system. 

So what has changed?

We have spent considerable time reviewing the so called 'harmonisation' of national safety laws and commenced to update our program to align with the requirements. Read Full Article

Miners call for 'significant change' in safety law

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Western Australia's Chamber of Minerals and Energy says the weekend death of a BHP Billiton worker highlights the need for a major mine safety reform. Read Full Article

WorkSafe warns of more meatworks prosecutions

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WorkSafe expects to prosecute more abattoirs for unsafe work practices this year. Read Full Article

Crisis Looms for Australian OHS Laws

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The enforcement of workplace safety law in Australia and in particulatr NSW faces a potential crisis next month when a test case will determine if the state's WorkCover authority will need to abandon or re-plead hundreds of flawed prosecutions.

The test case, before a four-judge bench of the state Industrial Court, was initiated by WorkCover after the agency was confronted by fresh legal challenges to the way it has been applying occupational health and safety law.  Queensland prosecutions are also in doubt in light of the Kirk case.   The ramifications will touch all Australian jurisdictions.   Read Full Article

Huge Ramifications for OHS over Kirk High Court Decision

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Middletons Lawyers has reviewed the recent High Court decision regarding Kirk v Workcover NSW and advise this case will have dramatic repercussions for occupational health and safety prosecutions in New South Wales and across Australia.

Most importantly, the decision does not mean that the level of safety that must be provided by employers has in any way been diminished. It will be more important than ever for employers to implement comprehensive safety systems.

Employers will now be able to rely on the quality of their systems to assist them in successfully defending any prosecutions.  Read Full Article

Contractor Fatality - Experienced Worker is No Defence

Sunday, February 07, 2010

On the 2nd of February 2010 two cases were finalised in the Industrial Court of New South Wales over the death of Kevin Hansen due to an hydraulic related incident that occurred in 2006. 

The defendants in the matter were Centennial Coal Company Ltd, Centennial Angus Place Pty Ltd and Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Limited.   

The key points of this case relate to contractor safety.  Where specialist personnel are used - it does not negate the requirement for detailed procedures and high level engineering controls to be used for high risk activities or equipment. Read Full Article

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