Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a health and safety alert highlighting the risks of falling overhead building services caused by the failure of insert anchors in overhead building services such as air conditioning ducts, cable trays, water pipes and waste pipes.
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety warning about transporting dangerous goods following an incident in which a leaking LP gas cylinders exploded in the rear compartment of a vehicle.
A proactive inspection program undertaken by WorkSafe WA to look at safety in specific types of retail outlets has uncovered concerns with electricity, falls from height, manual tasks and emergency precautions.
NSW farmers were recently warned against the practice of operating vehicles without a driver while feeding stock, following an incident in which a farm worker sustained crush injuries while hand-feeding stock from the back of a moving truck which had no driver controlling the vehicle.
Following changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) late last year, there is some confusion as well as a number of common misunderstandings within the transport industry about certain OHS-related changes, according to a specialist OHS lawyer.
SafeWork SA recently issued a safety alert reminding employers to take measures to manage the risks associated with heat stress and solar UV radiation as South Australia’s summer takes hold with hot weather forecasts the next two days.
NSW Quarry Services was recently fined $30,000 by the NSW Local Court and ordered to pay legal costs of $25,000 for failing to report two dangerous roll-over incidents to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator.