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Report: Tasmanian mine safety inspectors overworked, poorly paid

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Firefighters risk lives to save people. Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Is your job one of the deadliest in Australia?

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Australia records lowest work-related deaths in 11 years; Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Lowest number of fatalities in Australian workplaces in 11 years recorded

Report: Tasmanian mine safety inspectors overworked, poorly paid

Reported by Michael | 17 Jul, 2014 | 11:45am

An independent audit of the state’s mine safety system has uncovered critical gaps in Tasmania’s mine safety regulations.

Is your job one of the deadliest in Australia?

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jul, 2014 | 02:51am

Each year hundreds of Australian workers die from work-related injuries. Safe Work Australia recorded more than two thousand work-related deaths over the past eleven years. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry recorded the highest number of fatalities in 2013 (49), followed by the transport, postal and warehousing (46) and construction (19) industries.

Lowest number of fatalities in Australian workplaces in 11 years recorded

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014 | 01:39am

New data released by Safe Work Australia showed that Australian workplaces have recorded the lowest number of work-related deaths in 11 years.

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Comments on proposed measures to reduce security concern on toxic chemicals sought

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jul, 2014 | 02:35am

Feedback is being sought from businesses which manufacture, handle or use products that contain one or more of the 84 toxic chemicals of security concern as well as members of the community on the measures designed to minimise the risks of common chemicals being used to make toxic weapons.

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Review on the impact of WHS Act in SA to be completed in November

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jul, 2014 | 01:52am

A review of the operation of South Australia’s Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (WHS Act), which commenced on 1 July is expected to be completed by November 2014.

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Data shows farm injuries on the rise in South Australia

Reported by Stephen | 29 Jul, 2014 | 08:52am

New health statistics from South Australia reveal that every year, over 300 people are injured in farm accidents.

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International Air Transport Association promises to act on safety after a week of fatal accidents

Reported by Stephen | 29 Jul, 2014 | 08:22am

With over 460 lives lost in the past one week through fatal crashes, the International Air Transport Association has promised to “leave nothing unturned” to boost safety in the aviation industry

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Hunter mine incident highlights need to have adequate risk management programs

Reported by Stephen | 29 Jul, 2014 | 08:16am

Reliable risk management programs are necessary if serious incidents such as the 2012 drill rig accident in a Hunter Valley coal mine are to be avoided.

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Search operations for missing seafarer ceased

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jul, 2014 | 12:02am

Search operations for a seafarer who fell overboard from the vessel MT Sigma Integrity on Sunday morning north-west of Carnarvon, Western Australia has been concluded.