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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:15
South32 Worsley Alumina (formerly known as BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina) was recently fined $65,000 in the Collie Magistrates Court after exposing an electrician, working on a lift at the Worsley Refinery, to hazards in 2014.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:15
WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert reminding painting professionals and other contractors that high pressure water cleaning of asbestos cement material is prohibited.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:15
The Queensland Government recently increased maximum penalties for court-based prosecutions of up to $3.9 million for mining corporations and $783,300 or 3 years imprisonment for individuals for breaches of safety and health obligations.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:15
WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert about the serious health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:15
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently urged workplaces to take extra care this year when preparing for work in heat, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting above average daytime temperatures in the months ahead.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:00
Construction companies operating in built-up areas were recently warned not to put workers or members of the public at risk following two serious incidents where heavy machinery has struck suburban houses, according to WorkSafe Victoria.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:00
Companies and their workers should stay focused on safety in the lead-up to the festive season, according to WorkSafe WA Commissioner Ian Munns, who said both employers and workers needed to pay particular attention to staying safe before and after Christmas.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:00
OHS professionals would benefit from “reflective practice” to assist with continuous improvement as well as taking a more considered approach to improving professional development outcomes, according to an expert in the area.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:00
A Melbourne electrical company has been convicted and fined $300,000 after an unsupervised, third-year apprentice electrician died from electrocution while laying cables at a Camberwell property.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:00
There has been a significant increase in the proportion of unsuccessful return-to-work attempts, according to recent Safe Work Australia research.
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 11:30
Darwin-based manufacturing and building company Northern Transportables has committed to spend more than $200,000 to improve asbestos awareness and safety in the Northern Territory after being charged with illegal asbestos removal.
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 11:30
A West Australian state government agency has been fined $100,000 and ordered to pay costs over the death of a remand prisoner crushed between a truck and a wall at Hakea Prison in 2015.
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 11:30
A regional employment services provider in Queensland has been fined $90,000 after a 2016 incident at the Toowoomba Showgrounds in which a worker died after falling from the back of a flat-bed trailer towed by a tractor.
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 11:30
WorkSafe Victoria recently announced that four new compliance codes that align to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 are available.
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 11:30
The NSW Government recently launched a “mentally healthy workplaces” strategy which is designed to provide better support to employees at work while overcoming mental health challenges.