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Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
Employees would rather take a sick day and attribute it to a fictitious illness than admit it is for mental health purposes, according to recent research from Allianz Australia.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
A truck driver recently died after being run over by the truck he was using to collect a full 10-tonne rubbish skip bin off the road at a workplace.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
A mine worker who was in an elevated workbox suffered a fractured lower leg and back injuries after the workbox detached and fell two metres from a loader.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety alert about the safe use of portable patient handling ceiling hoists, after an incident in which a resident at an aged care facility was fatally injured while being moved with a portable patient handling ceiling hoist.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
Workplace health promotion programs that encourage employees to take responsibility for their own weight may have detrimental effects for employees with obesity, according to a recent research study.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
A spate of prosecutions in Queensland’s agriculture industry follow several fatalities, including the death of an inexperienced worker at the Toowoomba Showgrounds when he fell off a trailer towed by a tractor.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
WorkSafe WA recently issued a warning about the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during periods of hot weather.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:15
A Melbourne health service has been fined $25,000 without conviction after a nurse was assaulted by a patient with aggressive and violent behavioural issues.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 10:00
The amount organisations are spending on compliance has been consistently going up for two decades, however, the amount of extra safety they are getting in return “has not been going up at all”, according to the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University.
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 12:45
Recent regulatory inspections in WA have identified that workers are exposed to hazardous gas, fumes and dust from gold room exhausts discharging to walkways, accessways, air-conditioning intakes and adjacent buildings.
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 12:45
WorkSafe, Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and other government agencies recently took action to remove stored chemicals discovered at a number of sites in Epping and Campbellfield.
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 12:45
SafeWork NSW recently issued a further two-year exemption for the audiometric testing requirements of clause 58(2) of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 12:30
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a significant incident report about a working pit floor, which subsided into a backfilled stope, forming a 13-metre deep sinkhole.
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 12:30
Darren Kavanagh was recently appointed the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner. He commences this role with a high level of knowledge and experience gained from more than 20 years working in occupational safety and health, in both National and State legislative jurisdictions. 
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 12:30
An older male tourist was pulled from the water unconscious and later died at a snorkelling site in an incident which occurred late last year. The incident occurred during a day tour with a tour operator, which had identified the male as an at-risk snorkeler.