A Workers Guide to Writing a Safe Work Procedure

Reported by Admin | 14 Feb, 2017 | 05:38pm

Everyday, we encounter instructions to guide us through performing a certain task in the preferred or correct way. Consider the ‘How to Handwash’ or CPR poster commonly found in workplaces and hospitals.

The Importance of Consultation in Workplace Safety

Reported by Admin | 07 Feb, 2017 | 05:51pm

The issue of consultation focuses on harnessing the power of the workforce. By harnessing the knowledge, skills and first-hand experience of workers, businesses are able to make better-informed decisions about workplace health and safety matters.

3 Things You Should Know About Safe Work Method Statements

Reported by Admin | 24 Jan, 2017 | 10:01am

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), they are often a necessary tender requirement and where works defined as ‘high-risk construction work’ are involved, SWMS are mandatory.

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Farmers urged to prioritise safety when conducting burn-off activities

Reported by Stephen | 28 Mar, 2017 | 01:05am

Farmers are being reminded to take extra care when burning crop stubble or conducting general burn-off activities around electrical infrastructure to minimise the risk of possible fire hazards.

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WorkSafe concerned after three famers die in tractor incidents in a week

Reported by Stephen | 28 Mar, 2017 | 01:11am

WorkSafe is calling on workplaces to prioritise safety after three workers were killed in separate incidents all involving tractors.

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Ride operator fined a record $80,000 for death of worker during a school activity

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2017 | 03:16pm

A ride operator has been fined $80,000 following a worker’s death in an amusement ride at Collingwood Park State School’s Christmas Carols in 2014.

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Woman in hospital after she was attacked by cow

Reported by Stephen | 27 Mar, 2017 | 12:16pm

A Sunshine Coast woman was airlifted to hospital Saturday afternoon after she was knocked over by a cow on her farm.

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Appeal to increase fine for a work safety breach upheld

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2017 | 12:48pm

The Brisbane District Court upheld Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s appeal to increase fine for a work safety breach from $90,000 to $125,000.

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Australia’s regulators proactive in work health & safety interventions

Reported by Haydee | 24 Mar, 2017 | 11:07am

Proactive work health and safety interventions have increased in recent years according to new data from Safe Work Australia.