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.


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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 …


Work Health and Safety Perceptions: Manufacturing Industry report released

Reported by Stephen | 04 Mar, 2015 | 08:23am

Less than a week after releasing the “Work Health and Safety Perceptions – Construction Industry” report, Safe Work Australia has released a similar report targeting the manufacturing industry.

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Safe Work Australia releases notifiable fatalities November 2014 monthly report

Reported by Stephen | 04 Mar, 2015 | 08:24am

There were 16 work-related notifiable fatalities during November 2014, according to recent figures from Safe Work Australia.


Resources for return to work coordinators

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2015 | 12:29am

Return to Work SA has partnered with Return to Work Matters to provide relevant tools and practical resources for return to work coordinators including handbooks and webinars.