Welcome to Norton Rose Fulbright’s podcast hub for health and safety law in Australia
Our Health and Safety Insights podcast series shares expert commentary and insights on the latest issues concerning work health and safety law in an easy to access, time friendly format.
The series features interviews with industry experts, analysis of key issues, and stories from our clients and other stakeholders.
We welcome your involvement and feedback, and aim for the hub to be a positive and meaningful forum. Please contact our team below if you would like to participate or contribute an idea.
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Principal contractor role in a JV or alliance
Podcast: Katherine Morris, Melissa Carnell
We explore the role of principal contractors when operating in a joint venture or alliance contract delivery model. These are both common models for the delivery of major construction projects in Australia.
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Ep 18: Western Australia's WHS Act and Regulations: what are the key practical issues?
We summarise the major new concepts under the new WHS Act that Western Australian businesses should be aware of and also take a look at some notable differences between the WHS Act as implemented in WA versus the model legislation.
Ep 14: Working in the ‘vaccinated economy’
As COVID-19 outbreaks continue to occur, and vaccination rates increase, there is a need for all organisations to consider vaccination and testing as part of the COVID-19 risk mitigation measures to be implemented, and to consider the potential consequences of implementing these measures.
Ep 12: Workplace sexual harassment: A work health and safety risk
Organisations have a duty to manage risks to psychological health and wellbeing. We discuss how organisations could satisfy this duty through the application of a risk management framework addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ep 1-3 Toolbox Talks: Construction & Safety Insights
A mini podcast series with expert commentary on the latest issues concerning the construction industry, from projects and contractors grappling with COVID-19, to principal contractor liability expansions and how to best deal with WHS issues within contracts.
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Managing the risks of concussions in contact sports
In recent years, evidence of the link between concussions and repeated head trauma sustained in contact sports, and the short and long-term impacts of such injuries on an individual’s health, has gained increasing awareness and concern, both in Australia and internationally.
Record fine imposed on Ardent Leisure Limited over Dreamworld fatalities
Global Workplace Insider Blog | Nicki Milionis and Allana Smith consider the recent sentence and conviction imposed on Ardent Leisure for the Dreamworld fatalities resulting from the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunction in 2016.