WorkSafe Victoria and the EPA recently launched a safety blitz on industrial sites in Melbourne’s West Footscray area, with 78 sites visited and 68 contraventions identified in relation to the handling and storage of dangerous goods.
Whilst there are many subtle differences between ISO 18001, AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 45001, there are a number of key changes which will potentially impact organisations, particularly with regards to worker participation and consultation, leadership and commitment as well as outsourcing, according to...
In the wake of three deaths, dozens of serious injuries and significant property damage caused by vehicles fitted with loading cranes (VLCs), the Queensland Government recently launched an education and enforcement campaign to prevent further tragedy.
WorkSafe WA is conducting a series of roadblock exercises to assess levels of compliance with fatigue management and related laws, and recently participated in a joint roadblock operation undertaken by Main Roads WA.
A bulldozer operator from Julatten in Queensland was recently killed while clearing foliage, after the dozer drove onto a log, causing the tracks to lose friction, and it rolled onto a steep slope, throwing him from the cage.
The WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a significant incident report after a worker was struck by a high pressure airline, which resulted in concussion and lacerations to his head.
Machinery operators and drivers had the highest fatality rate in 2017 at 7.1 fatalities per 100,000 workers, followed by labourers (4.6) and managers (1.7), according to Safe Work Australia’s recently released Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018.