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Latest Changes to WHS laws – New offence for Industrial Manslaughter Introduced 

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023, passed by the Australian parliament in December 2023, introduced a new offence of industrial manslaughter under the Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The July 2024 update has details of this offence that emphasise the severity of penalties and punishment industrial manslaughter can amount to....

New model WHS Regulations to Enhance Worker Protection against Silicosis 

On May 10, WHS ministers agreed to two sets of amendments to the model WHS Regulations aimed at combating silicosis, a lung disease caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica. These amendments will enforce the engineered stone ban starting July 1, 2024, and introduce stricter regulations for all materials containing crystalline silica from September 1,...

ESG Reporting Best Practices – An Exclusive Guide 

In Australia, ESG reporting is gaining traction as investors and consumers prioritise sustainability and ethical practices. These reports are becoming crucial in decision-making, fostering positive change, reducing risks, and building trust. Here’s a closer look at what is ESG reporting, its importance, and best practices for Australian organisations along with the definition of ESG. What...

Revolutionising HACCP: Recognising Labelling as a CCP 

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a systematic approach to food safety that addresses physical, chemical, and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection. Traditionally, HACCP has focused on critical control points (CCPs) related to food processing and handling. However, recent discussions in the food safety community, including insights...

How to Find Your Company’s ESG Goals? – A Step-by-Step Guide 

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly vital for companies aiming to attract investors, meet regulatory requirements, and enhance their reputation. Assessing and reporting on ESG performance involves understanding and integrating a range of sustainability metrics into your business operations. Hence, it is crucial to find your Company’s ESG accurately. In this blog, we...

ESG and Supply Chain Management: A Global Responsibility 

In today’s Australian business landscape, the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into supply chain management is becoming increasingly critical. As companies across various industries struggle with the challenges of sustainability and social responsibility, it is crucial to understand the role of supply chains in driving positive change. Let’s delve into how ESG...

Assessing and Managing Silica Dust Exposure in High-Risk Industries 

In high-risk industries such as construction, mining, manufacturing, and abrasive blasting, unchecked silica dust exposure poses a significant occupational health hazard. Hence, as a responsible employer or industry professional, it is crucial to assess and manage silica dust exposure to safeguard the well-being of workers. In this blog, we will explore the importance of assessing...

Measuring the Impact: Key Metrics for Assessing Compliance Culture 

Establishing and nurturing a robust compliance culture within your organisation is not just a regulatory requirement; it’s a strategic imperative. A thriving compliance culture ensures ethical conduct, minimises risks, and contributes to the overall success of your business. In this blog, we delve into the essential metrics that can help you measure and assess the...

Navigating Crystalline Silica Regulations: Compliance Guidelines for Industries 

As the importance of workplace safety and health continues to grow, understanding and adhering to regulations surrounding crystalline silica is paramount for industries working with this substance. Ensuring compliance with crystalline silica regulations is crucial for these organisations. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the key compliance guidelines, best practices, and essential steps to...

Respirable Dust: Identifying Health Risks and Implementing Protective Measures 

In various industries and workplaces, the presence of respirable dust can pose significant health risks to workers. It is crucial for Australian businesses to understand these risks and implement protective measures to ensure the well-being of their employees. In this blog, we will explore what respirable dust is, the types of respirable dust, steps to...

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