Victorian government restores WorkSafe

Reported by Michael | 26 Jan, 2015 | 03:13pm

Minister for Finance, Robin Scott, announced on Friday that Victorian WorkCover Authority will immediately return to the world-renowned WorkSafe banner.

Make safety part of your New Year’s resolution

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jan, 2015 | 01:41am

Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Baxter reminds all Australians to prioritise health and safety in workplaces and make this a part of their New Year’s resolution.

Study: Attitudes towards risk taking and rule breaking in Australian workplaces

Reported by Haydee | 09 Dec, 2014 | 11:53pm

A new report on the attitudes of Australian workers towards acceptance of risk taking and rule breaking in the workplace as measured by the Perception of Work Health and Safety Survey 2012-13 is now available.


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Reliable communication devices for truckies in remote areas, a must

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2015 | 03:18am

The father of a truck driver who died four years ago in Western Australia appealed to companies to provide truckies with emergency positioning beacons when driving to remote areas.

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Council workers standing for their health

Reported by Stephen | 27 Jan, 2015 | 08:22am

With research showing excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions, workers at Port Stephens Council are now spending less time sitting on their desks thanks to the council’s health initiative that provides stand-up desks to employees, making it easier to perform certain tasks while standing.


Boy killed in NSW farming incident

Reported by Stephen | 27 Jan, 2015 | 08:34am

An 8-year-old boy has been killed in a farming incident at a rural property in New South Wales.


Runaway Delivery Van Runs Over Driver in Melbourne

Reported by Robel | 27 Jan, 2015 | 08:58am

A delivery van driver was trapped under his vehicle when he tried to stop the van as it started to roll down the driveway in Melbourne’s east Saturday morning.


Man dies after forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 27 Jan, 2015 | 08:57am

A man has died in hospital following a forklift incident at a farm in Moonbi, 20km north of Tamworth.


Know your Hazards video series

Reported by Haydee | 27 Jan, 2015 | 12:21am

Identifying the potential hazards in the workplace is very important in reducing the possibility of workplace incidents and accidents. Because of this, the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Resources Safety Division created the “Know Your Hazards” video series.