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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.