The Queensland Government is contemplating to incorporate some changes into the state's WHS laws to protect the small businesses that would be identified as "financially disadvantaged.” Another purpose of this survey is to put a stop as well of accusing employers of putting "profits before people.”
According to a study conducted by WorkSafe Victoria, November and December are the most dangerous periods of a year in workplaces. As a result, Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich Phillips made an appeal to every Victorian employer and employee to take precautionary measures and extra care during the last weeks going into Christmas.
Some on the spot ocular audits were conducted by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors on vegetable and fruit farms in Childers and Bundaberg regions. The team has the responsibility of auditing the growers on their work health and safety duties, after reported complaints about unsafe conditions for seasonal workers.