Health and safety
1:50PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 | A leading business group has criticised a draft code of practice on workplace bullying, claiming small businesses will be unable to introduce some of its proposals.
11:30PM | Monday, 28 November 2011 | Businesses in Victoria and WA that do not implement new national OHS laws on January 1 may still be liable despite a 12-month grace period, according to OHS legal expert Graham Dent.
11:17PM | Friday, 11 November 2011 | Employers are being urged to review the working environments of their employees, including home-based staff, with a new report revealing 90% of employees work in unsafe environments.
10:53PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 | If you have employees working from home, you need to start thinking about OH&S practices.
10:09PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 | Start-ups are being encouraged to preserve their health and that of their employees, after it was revealed the average Australian takes almost 10 sick days a year.
10:51PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 | Clothing retailer Cotton On is being taken to court by the competition watchdog for selling children’s nightwear that allegedly breached product safety standards.
9:50PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 | Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you’re a start-up is a bit of a catch 22 – do you compromise your health in pursuit of success or prioritise your health so you last the distance?
9:50PM | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 | Start-ups have been urged to review their health and safety policies, particularly in relation to home-based workers, ahead of a looming national OH&S regimen next year.
8:24PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 | Ensuring that your home is a safe workplace doesn’t happen by chance or guesswork. It requires a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards and risks.
3:16PM | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 | There are 10 months until the new occupational health and safety regime is ushered in, so businesses need to start getting their heads around the changes.