External contributions

Scope and criteria for external contributors

Updated January 2018

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 www.xyz.com.au

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


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

  • March 2018 edition: 25 January
  • July 2018 edition: 26 April
  • September 2018 edition: 26 July
  • December 2018 edition: 10 October

Email wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au 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).