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Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:45
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.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:45
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.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:45
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.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:30
A Darwin shipping company has been convicted and fined $190,000 in the Darwin Local Court after a 37-year-old deckhand fell to his death.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:30
A Victorian quarry operator has been convicted and fined $230,000 after a dump truck driver died when his vehicle rolled on a stockpile in May 2016.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:30
WorkSafe WA has launched an inspection program looking at the issue of violence and aggression in organisations providing community health care services.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:30
NT WorkSafe recently issued a safety alert highlighting potential electrical safety risks when entering and working in ceiling spaces of commercial and residential buildings.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:30
A Melbourne construction company has been convicted and fined $275,000 following the death of a painter who fell more than three metres through a stair void at a Mornington Peninsula building site.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:30
A concrete pump operator in Queensland recently sustained serious injuries when his arm was caught in moving parts within the receiving hopper of a concrete pump.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:30
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently urged employers to plan ahead and protect workers from heat stress with above average daytime temperatures across the State.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:15
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.
Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 11:15
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.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 16:00
WorkSafe NT recently issued a safety alert regarding the possible presence of asbestos in Bunsen burner gauze mats with ceramic centres, commonly used in laboratories.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 16:00
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.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:45
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.