SafeWork NSW recently announced that it is supporting national amendments to the model Code of Practice for the provision of first aid in the workplace, to help ensure workers have access to immediate care and treatment.
NT WorkSafe recently issued a safety alert highlighting the danger of exiting a moving tractor fitted with a trailing turf mower, following an incident in which a 35-year-old male had both legs amputated as a result of a workplace incident.
SafeWork SA recently issued a safety alert about the safe use of motor vehicle lift benches following an incident in which a motor vehicle lift bench partially collapsed as a result of being raised beyond its maximum lift height.
One-third of fly in fly out workers experience high or very high levels of psychological distress, compared to only 17 per cent of non-FIFO workers, according to a recent research report which examines the mental health and wellbeing of FIFO workers.
WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety alert warning employers and workers in the construction and utilities industries to take trench safety seriously, after two plumbers were engulfed in a trench collapse.
A West Australian company that supplies and installs underground services and its director have been fined a total of $69,500 (and ordered to pay a total of $4391.00 in costs) over an incident in which a worker sustained serious permanent injuries.
A company director on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been sentenced to a year in prison and his company fined $1 million in the state’s first category 1 prosecution under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a safety alert about the health risks from imported battery-operated bee smokers that contain asbestos in the insulating board between the battery compartment in the handle of the device and the metal smoker.
While companies and organisations are generally faring well when it comes to ethics and corporate governance, they are struggling with over-regulation and compliance – and with little evidence of success, according to Risku’s Mark Hamon, and integrated risk specialist with more than 15 years of...