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...
Queensland recently issued a safety alert highlighting the significant health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in engineered stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries.
A 47-year-old man in NSW was recently fined $16,500 in the NSW District Court after pleading guilty to three counts of contravening the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 following a tree felling incident at East Gosford in November 2015.
Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety alert following an incident in which a worker suffered serious crush injuries as a result of a large metal sliding gate falling on him.
The wave of industrial manslaughter offence reforms currently sweeping Australia present organisations with a number of important challenges, and OHS professionals need to consider a number of factors in order to minimise associated risks, according to Clyde & Co.
WorkSafe Victoria is cracking down on crane safety across the state and verifying safety checks on more than 60 Raimondi cranes, following an incident at Box Hill in which one worker died and another one was injured.
Three companies – Hungry Jacks, Visy Paper and Veolia Environmental Service (Aust), were recently convicted and fined a total of $825,000 following the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a commercial recycling bin at a Mill Park fast food outlet.