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Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
A number of employer groups have expressed concerns about the Victorian Government’s proposed industrial manslaughter laws, claiming they will give rise to unintended consequences which impair, rather than enhance, health and safety outcomes at Australian workplaces.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
Following a number of recent incidents involving SafeWork NSW inspectors, businesses and workers are being reminded that it is a criminal offence to hinder, obstruct, assault, threaten, or intimidate an inspector.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety alert about hazards and risk controls associated with working at heights and working with forklifts, following the death of an employee.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
Audits of Queensland dairies have found forty-three per cent have no written WHS policy in place and fifteen per cent have only a verbal policy, according to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
WA's Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a mines safety bulletin following a potentially serious incident involving a 45-tonne excavator fitted with a hydraulic hammer occurred at a mine site.
Thursday, 7 February, 2019 - 15:45
In a press release today(link is external), Standards Australia have announced the decision of the arbitrator in the contract extension dispute between SAI Global (the distributor) and Standards Australia.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:30
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety bulletin about fume cupboards which provide local exhaust ventilation (LEV) to reduce workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants such as hazardous fumes, gases and dusts.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:30
Safe Work Australia recently released guidance material to help small business owners or operators understand their role as officers and their responsibilities under WHS laws.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:30
SafeWork SA has commenced a six-month audit campaign of elevating work platforms (EWPs) in order to educate businesses and operators about their safety duties and enforce compliance with the law.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
Employees would rather take a sick day and attribute it to a fictitious illness than admit it is for mental health purposes, according to recent research from Allianz Australia.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
A truck driver recently died after being run over by the truck he was using to collect a full 10-tonne rubbish skip bin off the road at a workplace.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
A mine worker who was in an elevated workbox suffered a fractured lower leg and back injuries after the workbox detached and fell two metres from a loader.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety alert about the safe use of portable patient handling ceiling hoists, after an incident in which a resident at an aged care facility was fatally injured while being moved with a portable patient handling ceiling hoist.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
Workplace health promotion programs that encourage employees to take responsibility for their own weight may have detrimental effects for employees with obesity, according to a recent research study.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
A spate of prosecutions in Queensland’s agriculture industry follow several fatalities, including the death of an inexperienced worker at the Toowoomba Showgrounds when he fell off a trailer towed by a tractor.