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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:45
An Ocean Grove building company in Victoria has been fined $52,500 without conviction for safety breaches that exposed workers, including three apprentices, to the risk of serious injury from falls from height.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:45
Safe Work Australia recently announced new guidelines for the safe identification, positioning, storage and management of chemicals in the workplace.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:45
A 12-month safety blitz to reduce falls from heights in the construction industry was recently launched by SafeWork NSW, with inspectors visiting 1000 sites after nine workers died in 2017 and many more were injured in an alarming spike in the number of reported falls from heights.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:30
WA is now well into cyclone season and WorkSafe WA warned businesses throughout the state to ensure that contingency plans have been established and are in operation.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:30
Queensland’s Rockhampton Magistrates Court recently fined a company $80,000 after it was found that inadequate supervision and training for a young inexperienced labourer led to an incident in which a trenching machine amputated his hand.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:30
The Brisbane Magistrates Court recently fined a timber company $60,000 for failing to protect a young inexperienced worker who lost a thumb and three fingers to a docking saw on 7 October 2015.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:15
Employers need to understand their legal obligations to educate workers about appropriate office behaviour and ensure that robust procedures for managing harassment claims are used, according to Sam McIvor, an employment and safety partner at Mullins, a WorkCover Queensland panel law firm.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:00
The High Court of Australia recently refused to grant special leave to the CFMMEU to appeal against a Full Federal Court decision to impose $306,000 in fines for the illegal conduct of its former Queensland President, Dave Hanna.
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 15:00
With the end of year fast approaching, WorkCover Queensland recently warned that ensuring workers are physically safe and mentally healthy is critical to avoiding unnecessary and costly injuries.
Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 17:00
Chief Executive of the Safety Institute of Australia Mr David Clarke today labelled the prices being charged to Australian businesses to buy Australian and International Business Standards as excessive, unsustainable, and unfair to Australian business.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 13:00
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently issued a safety warning about construction wiring – temporary electrical installations on construction sites that supply power to and around premises.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 13:00
A proactive inspection program undertaken by WorkSafe to look at safety in WA’s pubs, taverns and bars has uncovered concerns with hazardous substances, manual tasks and emergency precautions.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote areas.
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
Simec Zen Technologies (Power and Energy) was recently fined $114,000 in the South Australian Employment Tribunal after it was found guilty regarding an incident which resulted in an employee receiving serious burns to his arms and minor burns to his face while undertaking live electrical work in...
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 12:45
WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in fuel retailing outlets across WA.