An independent review of national Work Health and Safety Laws has recommended 34 changes to provide clarity and to drive greater consistency in the application and enforcement of the laws across jurisdictions.
SafeWork NSW recently announced that it is supporting national amendments to the model Code of Practice for the provision of first aid in the workplace, to help ensure workers have access to immediate care and treatment.
NT WorkSafe recently issued a safety alert highlighting the danger of exiting a moving tractor fitted with a trailing turf mower, following an incident in which a 35-year-old male had both legs amputated as a result of a workplace incident.
SafeWork SA recently issued a safety alert about the safe use of motor vehicle lift benches following an incident in which a motor vehicle lift bench partially collapsed as a result of being raised beyond its maximum lift height.
One-third of fly in fly out workers experience high or very high levels of psychological distress, compared to only 17 per cent of non-FIFO workers, according to a recent research report which examines the mental health and wellbeing of FIFO workers.
WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety alert warning employers and workers in the construction and utilities industries to take trench safety seriously, after two plumbers were engulfed in a trench collapse.
A West Australian company that supplies and installs underground services and its director have been fined a total of $69,500 (and ordered to pay a total of $4391.00 in costs) over an incident in which a worker sustained serious permanent injuries.