Safety Observers Essential to Site Safety

Reported by Monica | 18 Oct, 2016 | 07:00am

The job of a spotter also commonly referred to as a safety observer is essential to maintaining a safe work site. It is the sole task of the spotter, the person at the helm of mobile plant movements to provide on-site guidance, ensuring that mobile plant does not come into contact with objects or persons it can cause damage to or injury.

SWMS: When are they required?

Reported by Monica | 18 Oct, 2016 | 07:24am

A Safe Work Method Statements sets out the logical sequence of job steps required to complete work activities. Used to identify and determine risks involved with work activities, a SWMS should identify hazards and control measures required to complete the task efficiently and safely. Considered an administrative control a safe work method statement is used …

Forklift Safety: Managing the Risks

Reported by Monica | 13 Oct, 2016 | 07:32am

Commonly used in warehouse, industrial, transport and logistic settings, the use of forklifts in workplaces can present serious hazards.

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Man airlifted to hospital after tractor incident

Reported by Stephen | 25 Oct, 2016 | 12:08pm

A man was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital after an incident involving a tractor in north east New South Wales Friday.


Queensland Safety Ambassador to speak about workplace safety in Gladstone

Reported by Stephen | 25 Oct, 2016 | 12:17pm

Queensland Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke will be in Gladstone for the Safe Work Month Breakfast Forum on Friday October 28 from 7am to 9am. WorkCover Queensland is urging local business leaders and work safety professionals to attend the event.


Woman loses claim to ongoing compensation payments for injury from almost 3 decades ago

Reported by Haydee | 24 Oct, 2016 | 03:17pm

A woman who was injured at work 26 years ago lost her bid for ongoing compensation from Comcare following $42,000 worth of treatment.


Mining company fined for worker’s serious injuries in 2013

Reported by Haydee | 24 Oct, 2016 | 01:50pm

A mining company has been fined $95,000 in relation to an incident that brought serious injuries to a worker three years ago.


Campaign to reduce injuries and fatalities in the agriculture industry launched

Reported by Stephen | 24 Oct, 2016 | 10:06am

The Queensland government has launched an ad safety campaign to try to reduce the toll of injury and fatality in the agriculture industry.


Man dies after becoming trapped in central Queensland mine

Reported by Stephen | 23 Oct, 2016 | 10:36pm

A 62-year-old man has died after he became trapped inside a collapsed mine shaft in central west Queensland.