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Public consultation open on proposal to update the GHS under the model WHS laws  - 28 Jun 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on the proposal to adopt an updated edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace hazardous chemicals.

Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)—Recommendations of the 2018 Review of the model WHS laws  - 28 Jun 2019

Safe Work Australia invites feedback on the recommendations of the review of the model WHS laws.

Consultation on Criteria and Operational Standards for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers  - 28 Jun 2019

Comcare has prepared revised Criteria and Operational Standards for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers and is now seeking your feedback.

Top 10 factors influencing mental health in APS workplaces  - 28 Jun 2019

Mental health is the leading cause of sickness and long-term work incapacity in the workplace. It takes a significant toll on employees and their families, and costs Australian businesses an estimated $11-12 billion every year.

Taking a stand on body stressing in the workplace  - 28 Jun 2019

This week, as part of National Safe Work Month, we’re focusing on body stressors and how to avoid injury while at work. Typical body stressors are often manual handling such as lifting, holding, carrying in the workplace, but can also include working in awkward postures or repetitive work like overtyping or assembly.

Focusing on mental health in the workplace  - 28 Jun 2019

With our ongoing support of National Safe Work Month, and 10 October being World Mental Health Day, this week you can Be a Safety Champion by focusing on your mental health in the workplace.

October is National Safe Work Month  - 28 Jun 2019

This year’s National Safe Work Month theme is Be a Safety Champion.

Consultation on Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers  - 17 Jun 2019

The Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities have released a consultation draft on the Principles of Practice for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers.

Launch of two new GP resources to support good mental health  - 08 Mar 2019

Comcare recognises the critical role General Practitioners (GPs) play in helping people with ill health or injury to recover and participate in work. We have supported the development of two new resources for GPs.

Changes to Verification Inspection Reference Numbers  - 08 Mar 2019

Comcare conducts inspections in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) and our Compliance and Enforcement Policy. A verification inspection may be conducted to follow up on matters raised during an initial inspection or investigation, such as recommendations or non-compliances, at a later point in time.

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