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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.