SafeWork NSW recently issued a safety alert about the risks associated with working on roofs with skylights or plastic roof sheeting, as well as the actions required to ensure those risks are eliminated or minimised.
Employers, self-employed persons and people who have management and control of a workplace were recently cautioned about the unsafe work practice of deactivating warning devices on powered mobile plant.
Quad bikes are vulnerable to rollover when traversing relatively small bumps on typical grassy slopes at moderate speeds, and even a "tuft of grass" is enough to destabilise one, according to a recent UNSW research paper.
A suitable duties plan is a critical part of the return to work process, according to WorkCover Queensland, which said that research has shown that ‘doing’ promotes recovery as the worker is able to return to their normal life.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) recently issued a safety alert to warn owners and operators of inflatable water balls about the risks of using or placing electrical equipment near a pool or body of water where these water balls are used.
The impact of cognitive bias on safety risks is not fully understood in many organisations, which still have a ways to go in better understanding and managing cognitive bias with a view to improving OHS outcomes, according to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Recent media from the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) called for a wider conversation amongst the industry on the issue of harassment, bullying and abuse in the workplace. Dr Kelly Johnstone, Chair of the Institute’s think tank the SIA College of Fellows, called on Safe Work Australia to...
WorkCover Queensland recently issued a safety alert on the uncontrolled starting of amusement devices following an incident which involved a Wave swinger amusement ride with a design feature common to many older amusement devices.