Topic: Work Health and Safety

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Western Australia Parliament passes new Work Health and Safety Bill

Directors in Western Australia should be aware of a critical development in the work health and safety landscape, with the recent passing of the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WA) (Bill).

Why staff wellness needs investment as part of a board risk strategy

The spotlight has been thrown onto the importance of staff mental health and wellbeing in a major way this year and board members need to get actively involved, develop strategies and obtain expert ad...

Workplace 2021: The new hybrid office model

We all know that the world of work has changed and that life in the office will be different. But what will the workplaces of 2021 look like? As we approach the end of 2020, companies in Australia inc...

How have directors' WHS obligations changed?

From keeping workers virus-free to managing remote working risks, there are new WHS considerations for boards to be aware of. Here's what directors need to know.

What's your board doing to raise awareness on workplace sexual harassment?

A recent report by the Australian Human Rights Commission underscores the need for director education on sexual harassment in the workplace.

AICD submission to the Western Australia Standing Committee

On 26 June 2020, the AICD made a submission to the Western Australia Standing Committee on Legislation on the proposed WA Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (Bill).

5 trends influencing workplace health and safety

From the rise in remote working to new industrial manslaughter laws, directors must ensure they are across the major trends influencing the wellbeing of their employees.

Safety is as much a board responsibility as it is a management one

A recent landmark case in the US shows the importance of directors overseeing core safety controls instead of leaving it all to management.

What's the key to better health and safety in the construction sector?

With high rates of mental ill health and suicide in the construction sector, Alison Mirams, CEO of Roberts Pizzarotti, opted for a new business model that has broader business benefits.

Consultation RIS: 2018 Review of the WHS laws

On 5 August 2019, the AICD made a submission to Safe Work Australia on the Consultation RIS regarding the recommendations of the 2018 Boland Review into Model Work Health and Safety Laws.
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