Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are you confused about Workplace Health and Safety?

When speaking with clients from a diverse range of industries regarding Work Health and Safety (WHS), there is one word that appears to be repeated more than any other, and that word is ‘confused’. Whether we’re talking about workers, volunteers, penalties, reasonably practicable or health and safety duties, the general consensus is that people understand […]

Directors and Committee Members of not-for-profit associations may be liable for $300,000 penalties and/or 5 years jail

There are new changes to the Work Health & Safety Legislation as part of the harmonisation of workplace health and safety practices in Australia. Venues who utilise volunteers need to be aware of whether they fall into the category of a volunteer or a worker and what that means for them and the venue itself.