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NSW’s work health and safety (mining) Bill 2013
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

On 23 May 2013 NSW Government introduced the Work Health and Safety (Mining) Bill 2013 into the Legislative Assembly, where it was passed without


New rules for asbestos in South Australia
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2013

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals which became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th


OHS harmonisation and the construction industry
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 21 2011

In 2008, the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement for regulatory and operational reform in Occupational Health and Safety with the purpose of introducing a nationally consistent approach to compliance and enforcement under occupation health and safety laws.


Avoid the pitfalls of OHS and unfair dismissal laws
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 25 2011

For a long time tension has existed between employers’ attempts to rigorously comply with occupational health and safety laws and the operation of unfair dismissal laws.


OH&S harmonisation the story so far
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 1 2011

On 1 January 2012, the model Work Health and Safety legislation will commence operating across Australia.


The outcomes from the Montara and Macondo oil spill incidents
  • Piper Alderman
  • USA, Australia
  • June 7 2011

The considerable ramifications arising from the recent oil spills in Australia and the United States has led both respective governments to carry out large scale inquiries into the safety regulations in place for offshore operators.


Contractor safety the state of play
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 9 2011

Previously contractors may have been used by Principals in an attempt to transfer health and safety risk, “not my employee and not my problem”.


When is it safe to dismiss for safety reasons?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 28 2011

In the space of a few months, Fair Work Australia (FWA) has dealt with two cases where an employee was dismissed for knowingly breaching an important safety procedure. In one case the employee was reinstated and in the other the dismissal was upheld.


OH&S harmonisation on track
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 28 2011

On 7 April 2011 the South Australian government introduced its model Work, Health & Safety legislation into the South Australian parliament.


Franchisors beware: the Hose Doctor fined $110,000 for health and safety breaches
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 30 2011

A recent decision of the Industrial Court of New South Wales in Inspector Estreich v Parker Hannifin (Australia) Pty Ltd highlights the fact that franchisors have ongoing health and safety obligations for their franchisees.