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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:00
With the end of year fast approaching, WorkCover Queensland recently warned that ensuring workers are physically safe and mentally healthy is critical to avoiding unnecessary and costly injuries.
Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 17:00
Chief Executive of the Safety Institute of Australia Mr David Clarke today labelled the prices being charged to Australian businesses to buy Australian and International Business Standards as excessive, unsustainable, and unfair to Australian business.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 13:00
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a safety warning about construction wiring – temporary electrical installations on construction sites that supply power to and around premises.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 13:00
A proactive inspection program undertaken by WorkSafe to look at safety in WA’s pubs, taverns and bars has uncovered concerns with hazardous substances, manual tasks and emergency precautions.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in fuel retailing outlets across WA.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote areas.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
Simec Zen Technologies (Power and Energy) was recently fined $114,000 in the South Australian Employment Tribunal after it was found guilty regarding an incident which resulted in an employee receiving serious burns to his arms and minor burns to his face while undertaking live electrical work in...
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
The introduction of sit-stand desks and associated support for Australian office workers could be a cost-effective way to reduce spiralling rates of obesity-related health issues, according to a recently published economic evaluation from Deakin University.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
A quad bike operator recently suffered fatal injuries while managing a back-burn on a rural property in Queensland.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
Of the 13.4 million Australian employees who worked at some time over the past 12 months, 4.2 per cent (563,600) experienced their most recent work-related injury or illness during that same period, according to recent Australian Bureau of Statistics research.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is currently investigating an incident in which the operator of an elevating work platform was injured after his head became trapped.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
NT WorkSafe recently issued a safety alert on the risk of sea snake bites to workers in the fishing and aquaculture industry, following an incident in which a worker on board a prawn trawler operating in the Gulf of Carpentaria died after being bitten on the hand by a sea snake.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
Diversity initiatives need to be owned and driven from the top down if they are to be successful, according to a Diversity and Inclusion Champion in Health & Safety for 2018.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
A housing construction company was recently fined $250,000 by the Cairns Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a breach of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 over an incident in which a painting sub-contractor fell to his death on a worksite.
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 11:15
A sawmill operator in Queensland has been fined $50,000 over an incident in which four of a worker’s fingers and most of his right hand were amputated.