48% of respondents who had experienced domestic violence disclosed it to a manager or supervisor and only 10% found their response helpful. Photo: Unsplash, Pixabay

Protecting female workers against violence and harassment


It is designed to help reduce the risk of serious injuries by stopping the bandsaw blade within 15 milliseconds upon sensing that a person has come in contact with the blade. Photo By dottorpeni (dedicated to pier 2) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Abattoir workers assured of protection with bandsaw safety technology

Construction workers more likely to die from suicide than workplace incident

Reported by Michael | 23 Nov, 2015 | 10:30am

Death from suicide is six times more likely in the construction industry than workplace-related fatality, this according to MATES in Construction (MIC) – a national suicide prevention group.

Protecting female workers against violence and harassment

Reported by Haydee | 19 Nov, 2015 | 03:28pm

One in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence.. one in five women experience harassment within the workplace. This is still happening even in developed countries like Australia… unfortunately.

Abattoir workers assured of protection with bandsaw safety technology

Reported by Haydee | 05 Nov, 2015 | 02:56pm

The Australian meat processing sector is gaining confidence on BladeStop with some businesses investing in the product.

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Worker dies at a Western Australia mine

Reported by Stephen | 25 Nov, 2015 | 04:23pm

An incident where a mine worker died after rolling a large dump truck at a Western Australian mine has become the subject of an investigation by the Department of mines and Petroleum.


19 quad bike fatalities this year alone

Reported by Monica | 25 Nov, 2015 | 04:06pm

Quad bike safety is back in the spotlight after yet another death, taking the 2015 quad bike fatalities up to 19 according to Safe Work Australia’s statistics. Nine of these deaths were the result of a rollover.


Asbestos Awareness Seminar held in Adelaide

Reported by Haydee | 25 Nov, 2015 | 01:37pm

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and Asbestos Victims Association Asbestos Awareness Seminar was a success with SafeWork SA providing information about regulations to protect people from the dangers of asbestos in the workplace.


Workers reminded to take extra care in the lead-up to Christmas

Reported by Haydee | 25 Nov, 2015 | 12:34pm

In a letter released by WorkSafe Victoria, Executive Director of Health and Safety, Marnie Williams said that while the build-up to Christmas is a busy period for businesses, the safety of workers should still be a top priority.


Teen injured while working on a vehicle

Reported by Stephen | 25 Nov, 2015 | 12:25pm

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the vehicle he was working on fell on his shoulder.


Company behind wearable technology for workplace injury prevention teams up with Monash Health to reduce injuries among nurses

Reported by Haydee | 24 Nov, 2015 | 03:50pm

This strategy is a three-way commercial arrangement between Monash Health, global workplace insurer Allianz and dorsaVi.