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Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:45
Karara Mining Ltd was recently fined $40,000 in Perth Magistrates Court following an incident where a gantry crane collided with an elevated work platform (EWP) being used by two electrical workers.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:45
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking public comment on a suite of guidance materials developed for ground control for WA mining operations.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:45
WA company Silver Lake Resources has been fined $58,000 in Perth Magistrates Court following an incident that seriously injured a worker at its Murchison Gold Operations.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:45
A company director on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been sentenced to a year in prison and his company fined $1 million in the state’s first category 1 prosecution under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a safety alert about the health risks from imported battery-operated bee smokers that contain asbestos in the insulating board between the battery compartment in the handle of the device and the metal smoker.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
While companies and organisations are generally faring well when it comes to ethics and corporate governance, they are struggling with over-regulation and compliance – and with little evidence of success, according to Risku’s Mark Hamon, and integrated risk specialist with more than 15 years of...
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
A number of employer groups have expressed concerns about the Victorian Government’s proposed industrial manslaughter laws, claiming they will give rise to unintended consequences which impair, rather than enhance, health and safety outcomes at Australian workplaces.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
Following a number of recent incidents involving SafeWork NSW inspectors, businesses and workers are being reminded that it is a criminal offence to hinder, obstruct, assault, threaten, or intimidate an inspector.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety alert about hazards and risk controls associated with working at heights and working with forklifts, following the death of an employee.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
WA's Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a mines safety bulletin following a potentially serious incident involving a 45-tonne excavator fitted with a hydraulic hammer occurred at a mine site.
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 11:30
Audits of Queensland dairies have found forty-three per cent have no written WHS policy in place and fifteen per cent have only a verbal policy, according to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Thursday, 7 February, 2019 - 15:45
In a press release today(link is external), Standards Australia have announced the decision of the arbitrator in the contract extension dispute between SAI Global (the distributor) and Standards Australia.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:30
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety bulletin about fume cupboards which provide local exhaust ventilation (LEV) to reduce workers’ exposure to airborne contaminants such as hazardous fumes, gases and dusts.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:30
SafeWork SA has commenced a six-month audit campaign of elevating work platforms (EWPs) in order to educate businesses and operators about their safety duties and enforce compliance with the law.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:30
Safe Work Australia recently released guidance material to help small business owners or operators understand their role as officers and their responsibilities under WHS laws.