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Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:15
A Dural building company has been fined $60,000 for failing to ensure the safety of a worker who was seriously injured during a fall.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:15
An attempt by the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) to overturn a WorkSafe Victoria improvement notice in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has been unsuccessful.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:15
WorkSafe WA is conducting an inspection campaign focusing on store-based retailing outlets, with a view to improving safety within the industry.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:15
A houseboat manufacturer in Moama NSW has been fined $61,500 after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell onto concrete while working on a roof.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:00
Regulators recently issued a safety warning to tradespeople about the need to take proper safety measures at work when working with asbestos.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:00
Christmas lights which do not meet Australian Standards pose a safety risk, according to Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office, which recently issued a warning to people about buying lights which are non-compliant – even though they may be more expensive.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:00
Companies which use banned building products in New South Wales such as aluminium cladding could be hit with fines of more than $1 million dollars under new laws.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:00
NOPESMA recently issued a safety alert about the safe operation of light well intervention safety systems and said facility operators should know how these systems will behave in abnormal conditions.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:00
SafeWork NSW has launched a year-long blitz crackdown on unsafe construction businesses, after the number of falls from heights reported to the regulator had more than tripled in the last five years – with the majority happening on construction sites.
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 11:45
A common series of problems with safe work method statements (SWMS) affect both their usefulness and effectiveness, according to a recent report, which found that SWMS and plans are not “fit for purpose” and often not taken seriously because of these problems.
Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 - 16:00
“According to Safe Work Australia approximately 20 workers die each month in Australian workplaces,” says David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Safety Institute of Australia (SIA).
Thursday, 23 November, 2017 - 12:45
SIA and OzHelp’s alignment of philosophies in health and safety have brought them together as new strategic partners.
Thursday, 23 November, 2017 - 11:00
SafeWork SA recently issued a safety alert about portable field bin lifting mechanism kickbacks following incidents in which workers have sustained serious injuries during the process of manually raising or lowering portable field bins on farms.
Thursday, 23 November, 2017 - 11:00
Charges have been laid against Oil Tech International and company director Michael Joseph Reid in relation to the death of worker Matthew Adam O’Brien at a waste recycling facility in Yatala, Queensland on 5 November 2015.
Thursday, 23 November, 2017 - 11:00
A business in Lidcombe NSW has been fined $300,000 – and its director fined a further $60,000 – after a worker was killed in an excavator incident.