Safe Work Australia Chair, Diane Smith-Gander, recently called on organisations, employers and workers to “take a moment for safety” and consider OHS in their workplace in October, which is National Safe Work Month.
A transport services company in Queensland has been fined $220,000 for offences under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 after a golf buggy crash in 2016 left eight Hamilton Island resort guests and one worker badly injured.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety will be conducting a mines safety roadshow, starting in Kalgoorlie on 2 October, for OHS representatives and the role they play in making workplaces safer in the mining industry.
The principal contractor involved in the tragic deaths of two construction workers at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Queensland almost two years ago has today been fined $405,000, for breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).
Western Australia’s Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued an alert following an incident in which a haul truck driver was fatally injured when he lost control of a haul truck and crashed into a windrow.
Many organisations recognise that creating a safety culture in which people make good risk management decisions is important, however, many safety cultural change programs fail or do not reach their full potential, according to an expert in the area.
WorkSafe WA recently issued a further warning to carefully check high risk work licences after discovering another falsified licence that had been altered to include classes of high risk work for which the licence holder had not been trained.