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Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 10:00
The NSW Resources Regulator recently issued a safety alert for the mining industry following a fire which occurred on an agitator truck in an underground metals mine in Cobar on 13 April 2019.
Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 10:00
SA Police was recently fined $650,000 over the 2016 death of 54-year-old worker Debra Summers in a walk-in freezer at the Echunga Training Reserve – however, this amount was reduced to $390,000 due to an early plea.
Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 09:45
A new government report has called for a national approach to working hours and rest breaks for shift workers as one of 11 critical recommendations for improving sleep health.
Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 09:45
A weekly dose of at least 150 minutes of physical activity could substantially reduce or offset the mortality risks in ‘high sitters’, according to recent University of Sydney research.
Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 09:45
Changes in working practices, demographics, technology and the environment are creating new OHS, according to a recent report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 09:30
There are 10 top pattern causes of death and serious harm at work, according to Michael Quinlan Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relation in the School of Management at UNSW.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:45
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchisee QSR was recently fined $60,000 in the District Court of NSW following an incident in which a 20-year-old worker slipped in the kitchen while cleaning and suffered serious burns to his leg.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:45
The Warrnambool Magistrates Court recently fined Midfield Meat International $95,000 and ordered the company to pay WorkSafe Victoria’s costs of $4000 after an employee sustained fractured ribs in an incident which a forklift.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:30
A man who posed as a qualified electrician to get work in homes around south-east Queensland has been fined $100,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:30
The Queensland Government will implement a new code of practice and electrical safety regulations next month to enhance safety in the growing commercial solar farm industry.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:30
WorkSafe WA recently issued a safety alert about the safe operation of quad bikes following a recent incident in which a farmer was fatally injured after coming off a quad bike in Myrup near Esperance.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:30
The Perth Magistrates Court recently fined Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific $250,000 following the death of one of its employees at the Telfer Gold Mine on 15 May 2015. In handing down the penalty, the court took into account the company’s guilty plea with costs of $30,000 also ordered.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:30
SafeWork NSW is continuing its investigation into a scaffolding collapse in Macquarie Park Sydney on 1 April 2019, in which one person died and another was critically injured.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:30
The Western Australian Government recently launched Australia’s first code of practice to help promote and maintain mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors.
Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 11:30
The NSW Resources Regulator recently issued a safety alert about the risk of serious injury and potential death to maintenance workers as a result of high-pressure fluid releases, following a number of incidents in which workers sustained injuries after being struck in the face and body.