SWA CEO FLAGS RESEARCH COLLABORATION

Safe Work Australia's CEO, Marie Boland, announced new opportunities to collaborate with regulators and agencies on emerging OHS at the Australian Institute of Health and Safety's 2024 Conference last Wednesday.

These partnerships may involve research support, closer consultation, and developing solutions for workplace safety challenges.

Ms Boland highlighted the need for SWA to reestablish its role in supporting research and evaluating safety laws. She also emphasised the importance of addressing psychosocial regulations and evaluating OHS progress in Australia, which she fears may be plateauing, particularly concerning workplace deaths.

Ms Boland outlined key strategies to enhance OHS, including making legislative language accessible, focusing on vulnerable workers, and ensuring safety messaging is tailored to different workplaces.

Source: OHS Alert, 23 May

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