AMEC Services Pty Ltd (AMEC) has been fined $40,000 in the Rockingham Magistrates Court after an incident where one of the company’s employees was injured while working at Alcoa’s Kwinana Alumina Refinery.
The International Standard ISO 45001 guiding a systems approach to OHS has been published as a joint Australian/New Zealand Standard: AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) recently committed to addressing silicosis in Australian workplaces through reviewing standards and regulations governing the artificial stone benchtop industry and examining the establishment of a national dust disease register for workers.
Responding to the recent release of the Senate Committee for the framework surrounding the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia, the Chairman of the Safety Institute of Australia Mr Patrick Murphy, acknowledged and applauded the work of the committee on this...
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.