OHS Professional enews Issue 12, 19 February 2010

Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 10:00
Industry news

Dear SIA Members

Please find attached the 12th issue of the Safety Institute of Australia's (SIA's) new eNewsletter "OHS Professional enews".

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Barry Silburn CFSIA
SIA National President

In this Issue

SafeWork SA flags $600k bully fines
SafeWork SA executive director Michele Patterson has warned the state's businesses that bullying could result in fines of up to $600,000.

Victoria to send in bully inspectors
WorkSafe Minister Tim Holding has ordered WorkSafe inspectors to take special note of bullying during site visits.

Vic Council accepts anti-bully undertaking
Last week Victorian Macedon Ranges Shire entered into a court-enforceable undertaking to develop an anti-bullying strategy.

Cop misfires gun in office
Comcare has begun civil proceedings against an Australian Federal Police officer who accidentally fired his gun in an open plan office.

NSW eyes restaurant safety
WorkCover NSW has announced a new industry partnership with Restaurant and Catering NSW in an effort to reduce injuries that occur at that state's 2,500 restaurants.

Safety-wear maker neglects own staff safety
A Victorian maker of fireproof clothing has been fined $135,000 after two of its workers suffered chemical burns.

ACCC, WorkSafe NSW warn on asbestos tiles
Importers and retailers of stone tiles have been warned they may unwittingly be stocking asbestos tiles.

WA resort fined $60k for injured gardener
The owner of Broome-based Cable Beach Club Resort has been fined $60,000 over a gardener who fell from a Squirrel elevated work platform (EWP).

Garrett's faces heat over insulation program
Concerns over the Federal Government's Home Insulation Program reached fever pitch this week.

SA mine safety review
SafeWork SA has kicked off a public consultation process as part of an initiative to improve safety regulations in mines.