Darren Kavanagh was recently appointed the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner.
He commences this role with a high level of knowledge and experience gained from more than 20 years working in occupational safety and health, in both National and State legislative jurisdictions.
A fuel service truck recently caught fire at the open cut coal Maules Creek coal mine in Boggabri, NSW, after diesel fuel from a breather assembly on top of the fuel tank flowed directly onto hot engine surfaces.
Vehicle-related hazards were responsible for 16 of the 67 fatalities in Western Australia’s mining industry, or almost one in four fatalities, according to a new Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety report which looks at all vehicle collisions reported to the department by the mini
Most organisations are finding it challenging to effectively use digital technologies to improve OHS outcomes and many examples of digital technology initiatives are not owned, driven and achieved by OHS functions, according to EY.
The past experience of organisations in hiring people with serious health conditions or disability drives a greater openness to recruiting people experiencing similar conditions in the future, according to a recent research report.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a health and safety alert highlighting the risks of falling overhead building services caused by the failure of insert anchors in overhead building services such as air conditioning ducts, cable trays, water pipes and waste pipes.
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety warning about transporting dangerous goods following an incident in which a leaking LP gas cylinders exploded in the rear compartment of a vehicle.
A proactive inspection program undertaken by WorkSafe WA to look at safety in specific types of retail outlets has uncovered concerns with electricity, falls from height, manual tasks and emergency precautions.