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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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.

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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.

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Labour hire and placement services industry website

Reported by Haydee | 03 Mar, 2015 | 11:45pm

A labour hire and placement services website is now available to help Queensland employers be updated with workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation information.

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Traffic operation held to ensure safe transport of dangerous goods

Reported by Haydee | 03 Mar, 2015 | 12:38am

A joint traffic operation was recently held on a stretch of the Great Eastern Highway in Northam targeting the transport industry.

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WorkCover Queensland to visit Mackay

Reported by Haydee | 02 Mar, 2015 | 04:06pm

WorkCover Queensland will visit businesses in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injuries.