Topic: Work Health and Safety


Preventing workplace sexual harassment - obligations for directors

In January 2021, Safe Work Australia released new guidance aimed at assisting directors and officers discharge their duties under WHS laws to address the risk of sexual harassment occurring in the wor...

A partnership driven by shared values

Aspiring to the same high standards, ANCAP Safety CEO Carla Hoorweg and chair Andy Cornish offer their views on effective leadership.

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.
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