Efforts to improve workplace safety in the agriculture sector laudable

Reported by Stephen | 04 Mar, 2015 | 08:37am

Over the last few years, the agriculture industry has been ranked among industries with a high number of work-related injuries and fatalities in Australia.

Study: Obese workers tend to have more sick days than healthy counterparts

Reported by Haydee | 23 Feb, 2015 | 07:47pm

A recently conducted study on overweight workers found that obese workers tend to take more sick days compared to their healthier colleagues.

Severe lightning storm, a risk to operators of dangerous goods

Reported by Haydee | 18 Feb, 2015 | 02:38am

Severe lighting storms can be a safety threat to operators of flammable dangerous goods and explosives. The Department of Mines and Petroleums (DMP) said, lighting can be a potential ignition source for flammable dangerous good and explosives.


Subscribe to OHS News

Keep up to date with everything OHS related in Australia, receive news as it breaks in your inbox.

Please enter your email address below.

WorkCover-logo-250x313 (2)

Safety video aims to reduce fatal falls from flatbed trucks

Reported by Haydee | 06 Mar, 2015 | 05:54pm

A new safety video was released by WorkCover NSW to demonstrate the risks of fatally falling due to unsafe loading and unloading flatbed trucks and trailers.

hearing loss

Study aims to establish whether chemical exposure in the workplace affects hearing

Reported by Stephen | 06 Mar, 2015 | 08:12am

With one in six Australians recording some form of auditory loss, the University of Queensland is undertaking a study to establish how exposure to chemicals in the workplace can affect employee hearing.


WorkSafe Investigating Fatal Victorian Trench Collapse

Reported by Robel | 06 Mar, 2015 | 08:21am

WorkSafe is conducting a thorough investigation after a young worker who was laying sewerage pipes in a new housing site at Cranbourne East was killed when a trench collapsed last Wednesday.


Bobcat Incident Seriously Injures Construction Worker

Reported by Robel | 05 Mar, 2015 | 08:11am

A construction worker was seriously injured after his leg got caught in a Bobcat he was operating in a worksite in Melbourne’s inner southeast Wednesday morning.


Worker Killed in Trench Collapse in Cranbourne East

Reported by Robel | 05 Mar, 2015 | 08:13am

A worker said to be in his twenties has been killed when a trench gave way and collapsed at a work site in Melbourne’s outer southeast Wednesday afternoon.


Cross Border Visits in Mildura and Wentworth

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2015 | 07:00pm

Work safety inspectors from both WorkSafe and WorkCover NSW will visit construction sites in Mildura and Wentworth later this month to educate builders and sub-contractors about workplace safety requirements in both states. The visits will begin 16 March and inspectors will assess site safety and will focus on fall protection and UV sun protection. WorkSafe …