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Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
The Queensland Government will soon introduce major safety changes for the theme park and amusement ride industry, with the amusement device working group receiving the draft Work Health and Safety (Amusement Devices – Public Safety) Amendment Regulation 2018 as part of ongoing consultat
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
NT WorkSafe recently issued a safety alert highlighting the risk of falls to workers and others when there is no safe access or egress to moored marine vessels while in port.
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
NSW Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean recently announced a plan to reduce deaths and accidents in the NSW construction industry.
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
There are a number of problems with defining exactly what a “safety culture” is, according to an expert in the area, who explained that this can lead to subsequent culture change initiatives missing the mark.
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
The construction industry has one of the poorest OHS records out of all industry sectors in Australia, with three workplace fatalities per 100,000 workers and 8.1 serious claims per million hours worked, according to recent Safe Work Australia data.
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
Close to 5,000 workers in safety-sensitive industries are turning up to their jobs under the influence of methamphetamines (predominately ice) in the state of South Australia, according to a Business SA discussion paper, which called on employers to take a more proactive approach to dealing with...
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
Multiple OHS regulators across Australia have called on farmers to take a more diligent approach to safety, with the latest data finding that the agriculture industry made up just 2 per cent of the workforce but accounted for 21 per cent of worker fatalities and 3 per cent of serious claims for...
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
A free-range egg producer has been convicted and fined $230,000 following the death of a contractor in an incident involving a frontend loader at Navarre, near Stawell in Victoria.
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 - 16:45
A construction company in Queensland has been fined $4,500 for a workplace asbestos contamination, on top of a $35,000 contribution towards the cost of the clean-up, despite no evidence that anyone was exposed to airborne asbestos fibres.
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 - 13:15
The ACTU Congress recently passed a motion affirming Australian unions’ ongoing commitment to wide-ranging reform on OHS issues, including national industrial manslaughter laws which would hold companies to account for workers killed by their negligence, systemic reform of all major OHS bodies, the...
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 - 13:15
A man in his 50's recently died in hospital following an incident at the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Footscray Road site.
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 - 13:15
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPESMA) has commenced a review of the OHS regime for offshore petroleum workers in Australian waters.
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 - 13:15
The Department of Health and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently released a fact sheet to provide information and best practice guidance for organisations and workers handling human effluent (sewage), biosolids or recycled water.
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 - 13:15
A truck driver was recently killed after being crushed under the front wheel of his truck which was reversing up to a loading ramp to load cattle used in a rodeo as part of the local annual show.
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 - 13:15
Most organisations generally have good intentions when it comes to developing and implementing effective safety leadership programs, however, the execution of such programs often leaves a lot to be desired while results also fall short of expectations, according to Phil Walton, HSE director –...