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Why is there a Need for New Work Safety Laws?

new work safety lawsIn all fairness, many employers are actually doing their best to comply with work health and safety regimes. The problem, however, lies in the fact that they have to comply with up to eight different work health and safety regulations, especially when they have operations in various jurisdictions across Australia.

In the face of all the red tape and complications of this existing system, there is a need for new, streamlined and national work safety laws, and that is exactly what a bill filed before Parliament aims to do once it becomes a law.

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Why Employers Should Prioritise Safety Programs Instead of Well-Being Programs

well-being programsIt’s heartening to know that many companies are now taking the health and well-being of their employees seriously by implementing well-being programs. Considering that providing medical checks, vaccinations, fitness programs, and even gym memberships were hardly a priority in the past, these programs that help ensure a healthy workforce are a welcome addition in the lives of employees of all ages and rank.

However, for all the benefits that well-being programs offer employees, they should not be the end-all and be-all of an organisation’s WHS or Work Health and Safety management system. Unfortunately, many employers today seem to put a lot more emphasis on well-being programs than those that concern overall workplace safety.

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