Workplace Issues Magazine


Workplace Issues provides up-to-date information on work health and safety and injury management to employers, workers and others about:

  • the latest developments in legislation that affects us all
  • case studies that highlight successful innovation and best practice in Tasmanian workplaces
  • practical guidance and advice to make improvements in your workplace, for the benefit of everyone

Workplace Issues (GB064) is published three times a year and for free, by WorkSafe Tasmania.

If you have any feedback about the Workplace Issues magazine, please email so we can continually improve our information to you.

Graphic images

Workplace Issues may contain graphic images that could offend some readers. We advise schools and libraries with young readers in particular to check content before providing it for use.

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Workplace Issues does not carry advertising, sell advertising space or use other companies to sell advertising on our behalf.

You should be wary of anyone trying to sell advertising space for Workplace Issues, or trying to claim a debt for advertising.

Subscribe & previous editions

Sign up to receive free quarterly printed copies of Workplace Issues magazine.

Download editions pre-2014 from the LINC Tasmania website

Workplace Issues Magazine

Workplace Issues Magazine - June 2018 PDF, 7.1 MB

Please note this edition is not fully accessible

ID: | Date: 06/2015

Workplace Issues Magazine - June 2017 PDF, 3.4 MB

Workplace Issues for June 2017: Key stories include Asbestos safety, Safety inductions, Why workplace wellbeing?

ID: | Date: 06/2017

Workplace Issues Magazine - March 2017 PDF, 2.1 MB

Workplace Issues for December 2016: Key stories include Return to work, Meet our Overall Winners, New: Safety case studies

ID: | Date: 03/2017

Workplace Issues Magazine - December 2016 PDF, 4.2 MB

Workplace Issues for December 2016: Key stories include Awards winners announced, Use the updated codes, Attitudes to safety, asbestos

ID: | Date: 12/2016

Workplace Issues Magazine - September_2016 PDF PDF, 5.3 MB

Workplace Issues Magazine - September_2016. Key stories include Special features: Bullying, farm safety How to: First aid, workers comp Register now: WorkSafe Conference, Month

ID: | Date: 09/2016

Workplace Issues Magazine - June_2016 PDF, 3.3 MB

Workplace Issues Magazine - June_2016. Key stories include Enter the Awards, Construction, bullying, noise GHS, SWA, COPs and more

ID: | Date: 06/2016

Workplace Issues Magazine - March_2016 PDF, 2.5 MB

Workplace Issues for March 2016: Key stories include Managing contractor, visitor safety, Resourcing safety, Falls, fakes and more

ID: | Date: 03/2016

Workplace Issues Magazine - December 2015 PDF, 4.0 MB

Workplace Issues for December 2015: Key stories include coverage of the WorkSafe Awards, alcohol and workplace parties, writing safety plans

ID: | Date: 12/2015

Workplace Issues Magazine - September 2015 PDF, 2.4 MB

Workplace Issues for September 2015: key stories include farm safety, water safety, mental health and FIFO workers, and how to write a WHS policy.

ID: | Date: 09/2015

Workplace Issues Magazine - June 2015 PDF, 1.9 MB

Workplace Issues for June 2015: Key stories include working safely in the cold, 20 years of WHS awards, and integrating wellbeing and WHS.

ID: GB064 | Date: 06/2015

Workplace Issues Magazine - March 2015 PDF, 1.0 MB

Workplace Issues Magazine for March 2015: Key stories include alcohol, drugs and safety, and forklift safety

ID: GB064 | Date: 03/2015

Workplace Issues Magazine - December 2014 PDF, 3.1 MB

Key stories include full coverage of the 2014 WorkSafe Awards and WorkSafe Month.

ID: GB064 | Date: 12/2014

Workplace Issues Magazine - September 2014 PDF, 1.2 MB

Key stories include update on high-risk work licences, WorkSafe Month, and cost of workplace injuries.

ID: GB064 | Date: 09/2014

Workplace Issues Magazine - June 2014 PDF, 1.9 MB

Key stories include Tasmanians winning at national safety awards, on the job training, and maintaining gas appliances

ID: GB064 | Date: 06/2014

Workplace Issues Magazine - March 2014 PDF, 1.8 MB

Key stories inside include Jeff Kennett's challenge to workplaces, ladder and chemical safety how-tos, new anti-bullying laws, and the health benefits of work

ID: GB064 | Date: 03/2014

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External contributions

Scope and criteria for external contributors

Updated June 2019

Workplace Issues is now accepting articles from commercial, community or government organisations that meet the following criteria.

WorkSafe Tasmania reserves the right to publish only articles that meet the following scope and criteria. It reserves the right to edit articles.

A maximum of 2 external submissions per edition will be published.


Contributors must be:

  • current recipients of a WorkSafe/WorkCover Tasmania Board grant, partnership, sponsorship or other formalised arrangement
  • current sponsors of WorkSafe Tasmania Month
  • current sponsors of WorkSafe Tasmania Awards
  • current winners of a WorkSafe Tasmania Awards category (that is, 2016 winners)
  • a Tasmanian or Federal government department
  • community not-for-profit organisation with a work health and safety, workplace wellbeing, workers compensation or return to work focus.


Contributions must be a 'practical guidance' article. Specifically, your article can be:

  • practical guidance on a particular topic (such as a hazard or task or aspect of managing safety) so the reader can make improvements in their workplace practices
  • explanations of laws so the reader can understand and comply with these.

Advertorials for commercial products or service providers (as assessed at the discretion of WorkSafe Tasmania) will not be accepted.

Author statement

The published article will conclude with a statement such as:

This article was supplied by XYZ Tasmania, sponsor of WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2015. For more information go to

This article was supplied by 123 Tasmania, a not-for-profit community group supporting rural safety. For more information go to


Articles must be received by the Editor before the Editorial Committee meeting for each edition:

  • September 2019 edition: 20 June 2019
  • Jan 2020 edition: 16 October 2019

Email with the subject line 'for the editor'.

  • Articles must be no longer than 550 words.
  • They must be a plain word document in Times New Roman font size 12
  • They must not be designed in anyway: PDF or other format, in columns, or in any other fonts.

Articles that do not meet these specifications will not be accepted.


High resolution logos suitable for printing may be submitted.

Photos of the subject matter may be submitted. These must be high-resolution (not using a phone) suitable for printing. Promotional photos of your staff and business premises will not be accepted.


By publishing your article, WorkSafe Tasmania does not endorse your organisation or activities. You may not claim any benefit or endorsement in any communications (for example, on your website).