National freecall: 1800 655 510    Member Portal  

News Articles and Updates Archive

Page 2

With only two weeks to go before the National Safety Awards close, NOW is the time to enter and be recognised for your innovative safety achievements.

Celebrate your WHS achievements

Enter today and celebrate your WHS achievements as an Australian safety leader at work, in your industry and your business community.

Entries close Sunday 6 July. Don’t miss out! Visit – It’s free and easy to enter!

“I have been involved as a judge for the NSCA awards for the past 16 years and every year I am enthused by the good work organisations and employers are undertaking in keeping their workers and colleagues safe.

These awards, in my opinion, are truly national and are open to any individual, organisation or employer who feels they are making improvements in keeping us all safe.

Every year I feel honoured to be a part of this activity.”

Paul Baulch, Chairman, National Safety Awards of Excellence

If you require any assistance in opening an account, submitting an entry or have any questions, email or call 1800 655 510.

19 Jun 2014

Dangerous goods rules updated

By There are no tags 0 comments

The National Transport Commission (NTC) released the latest edition of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods this week.

The NTC says this latest version (7.3), adds to the list of Class 9 dangerous goods. These include lithium batteries and equipment, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), genetically modified organisms (GMO) and other goods.

In addition, carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice) UN 1845; argon, refrigerated liquid UN 1951; and nitrogen, refrigerated liquid UN 1977 (liquid nitrogen) can now be used to cool, refrigerate, manage the temperature of or control other specified dangerous goods. However, specific conditions must be met before using these substances to transport goods in this manner.

The NTC cites a number of other amendments, too.

This latest edition also adopts the ‘United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations’ up to the 17th edition, as well as retaining some Australian-specific provisions.

However, not all of the 17th edition amendments have been included. Consideration of these and UN 18th amendments will start in mid-2014.

Published on 19 June 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

Two $10,000 scholarships for improving women’s safety at work are on offer from SafeWork SA.

The scholarships are offered each year to people working on women’s work health and safety initiatives and research.

“These scholarships recognise the legacy of Augusta Zadow, a prominent advocate for women’s suffrage and improved conditions for the women and children working in South Australia’s factories,” SafeWork SA said in a media statement.

Zadow founded the Working Women’s Trade Union and was SA’s first female factory inspector in 1895.

“The scholarships build on Augusta’s achievements by funding the ongoing improvement of the health and safety of women at work through further education, research or solutions to a work health and safety issue faced by working women,” said SafeWork SA acting executive director Marie Boland in a media statement.

Applications close Friday 27 June.

For more detail, visit the scholarships.

Published on 8 May 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

Employers are being urged to sign up to the National Road Safety Partnership Program and share their road safety tips to cut the road toll.

The program was launched this week, with the hosting of it transferred from the National Transport Commission (NTC) to the ARRB Group.

The NTC began engaging with the business community about the program in 2011. Holden, Origin Energy, Telstra, Suncorp/Vero and Uniting Care Queensland are some of the founding members of the program’s steering committee – which was set up in 2012.

The program offers a library of best practice road safety programs that employers can access and implement in their workplaces.

“Experts predict that road crashes will kill or injure 170,000 Australians over the next five years and work-related road crashes account for almost half of all Australian workplace deaths,” NTC CEO Paul Retter said in a media statement.

Retter noted that because “almost half the new vehicles sold in Australia were purchased by fleets this program had the potential to cut road tolls across Australia and reduce road congestion at the same time”.

“This program will help businesses keep their employees and fleets safe, productive and sustainable, especially by reducing the costs of injuries and compensation,” said steering committee member, Mark Stephens from UnitingCare Queensland, in a media statement.

For more detail, visit the program.

Published on 8 May 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

09 Apr 2014

Cert IV in WHS over 5 Saturdays in May

By There are no tags 0 comments

Can’t get time off work to enhance your career development? NSCA can help!

With only 5 Saturdays of interactive face to face training in May you’re on the way to enhancing your career potential with the qualification Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety (BSB41412).

Take advantage of this opportunity to schedule training days without using valuable annual leave and at your convenience.

Priced from only $1575*

Enrol today »

Online/Self- Paced and Weekday Face to Face Courses also available – Find Out more »

*Member pricing

“It certainly was an essential step for my job prospects and confidence. I could contact the NSCA at any time for help or clarification and be guaranteed a response straight away. I will certainly recommend NSCA to others because of the positive experience and pricing.” Marizelle Burger, George Western Foods


Safety and Training E-Bulletin is a free subscription service emailed fortnightly with news, training dates and NSCA updates.


© Fire and Safety Australia Pty Ltd

Connect with the NSCA on LinkedIn Subscribe to RSS feed


The name NSCA & other NSCA brands & logos are trademarks of Fire and Safety Australia Pty Ltd & are used under licence. The NSCA is a registered Training Organisation RTO No: 22250.