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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Man dies after being electrocuted in Sydney house

Reported by Stephen | 22 Feb, 2017 | 09:34am

A man has died after being electrocuted in the roof of a house in Sydney’s south.

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Man critical after workplace incident in Biggenden

Reported by Stephen | 22 Feb, 2017 | 09:42am

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has launched an investigation after a man was seriously injured while working at an abattoir in the North Burnett Region.

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Bull crushes man near Walcha

Reported by Stephen | 22 Feb, 2017 | 09:04am

A man was airlifted to hospital with pelvic injuries after he was crushed by a bull.

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Nail Salon fined for using a banned substance

Reported by Haydee | 21 Feb, 2017 | 12:46pm

Auckland – A nail salon has been prosecuted for disregarding health and safety by using a banned substance.

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Earthworks company fined over workers’ injuries

Reported by Haydee | 21 Feb, 2017 | 11:56am

An earthworks business in Bathurst has been fined $90,000 for failing to comply with safety standards that led to the injury of two workers in January 2015.

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Audit program shows more needs to be done to protect miners’ mental health

Reported by Stephen | 21 Feb, 2017 | 09:15am

Following the release of its psychosocial harm audit tool and guide early last year, the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) conducted an audit of more than 140 companies, reviewing management systems, resourcing, consultation and the preventative measures put in place to protect staff’s mental health and wellbeing.