SafeWork SA has laid charges against the South Australia Police and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure for a breach of duties that resulted in the 2016 death of a 54-year-old worker.
WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert about employees standing near traffic along roadways, roundabouts and in parking areas while holding or ‘flapping’ advertising billboards can be exposed to a hazard from moving vehicles.
WorkSafe VIC recently released a Horse Stables and Track Riding Safety guidebook, which brings together safety guidance for stables, facilities such as horse swimming pools and activities such as track riding, and gives clear examples of safe work practices.
While larger organisations are generally aware of the effects of stress and psychological injury in the workplace, it can be confusing for organisations among the myriad of information and resources to put an appropriate prevention program in place, according to an expert in the field.
West Australian company Murrin Murrin Operations has been fined $55,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court after an incident in which a worker was seriously injured at its cobalt-nickel operations in the eastern goldfields.
Approaches to injury prevention and minimisation – especially through risk management – need to be both ingrained into workplace culture as essential component of the workplace success, and fully supported across all levels of the organisation to the extent that it is easy for everyone to do,...
NT WorkSafe recently encouraged employers and workers to take a moment to focus on safety during October for National Safe Work Month, after recent Safe Work Australia statistics found that despite a steady decrease in the incidence rates of serious compensation claims in the NT, there were still...