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FOR SALE: ISO 45001 – $250 AU (printed copy) or $225 AU (PDF).When the new ISO 45001 was put up for sale earlier this year, something snapped and we have been fielding dismayed communications from the health and safety profession ever since.The high cost
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New rules regarding requests for flexible work arrangements in all modern awards are set to be introduced on 1 December 2018 following a ruling from the Australian Fair Work Commission earlier this year.

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The introduction of sit-stand desks and associated support for Australian office workers could be a cost-effective way to reduce spiralling rates of obesity-related health issues, according to a recently published economic evaluation from Deakin Universit
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The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has released a draft version of what will be the first set of global standard for drone operations, and has invited professionals, academics and businesses to submit comments by 21 January 2019.The standards
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On October 17 Canada became the second country to fully legalise recreational cannabis, with adults now able to purchase and consume the drug from federally licensed retailers across the country.
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The Safety Institute of Australia has applauded a Senate Committee’s recommendation to introduce industrial manslaughter laws nationally, and has called on state and federal governments to act quickly and show bipartisan support for their implementation.F
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A European study has found white-collar male workers to be the least physically active group of the ageing workforce, putting them at a high risk of early disability retirement.As such, the researchers say more attention should be paid to promoting physic
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New technologies and ways of working will introduce new challenges for work health and safety and workers’ compensation, but also have the potential to make work safer and reduce workplace injury over the next 20 years, according to a study from CSIRO’s D
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The Australian regulator of agricultural chemical products has responded to growing concerns over the safety of herbicide products containing glyphosate, such as Roundup, declaring them safe when used “according to label directions”.The Australian Pestici

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November 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AWSTThe Safety Institute of Australia’s Victorian Branch Committee is pleased to announce that planning for this year’s Victorian Symposium is taking shape.Held in Melbourne on Thursday 29 November, this year’s event will e
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