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Report: Tasmanian mine safety inspectors overworked, poorly paid

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Firefighters risk lives to save people. Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Is your job one of the deadliest in Australia?

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Australia records lowest work-related deaths in 11 years; Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Lowest number of fatalities in Australian workplaces in 11 years recorded

Report: Tasmanian mine safety inspectors overworked, poorly paid

Reported by Michael | 17 Jul, 2014 | 11:45am

An independent audit of the state’s mine safety system has uncovered critical gaps in Tasmania’s mine safety regulations.

Is your job one of the deadliest in Australia?

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jul, 2014 | 02:51am

Each year hundreds of Australian workers die from work-related injuries. Safe Work Australia recorded more than two thousand work-related deaths over the past eleven years. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry recorded the highest number of fatalities in 2013 (49), followed by the transport, postal and warehousing (46) and construction (19) industries.

Lowest number of fatalities in Australian workplaces in 11 years recorded

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014 | 01:39am

New data released by Safe Work Australia showed that Australian workplaces have recorded the lowest number of work-related deaths in 11 years.

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Company fined for worker’s crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2014 | 01:23am

A painting firm was fined $80,000 plus legal fees on Wednesday due to severe injuries that a 22-year old worker suffered while at work.

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NSW builders invited to Demo Day to improve safety

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2014 | 01:08am

A house construction Demo Day will be held at Oran Park Town Centre on 12 August and WorkCover NSW is inviting all builders, sub-contractors and construction workers throughout the Macarthur District to participate in the event.

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WA Dangerous Goods and Petroleum Safety branch appoints new director

Reported by Michael | 30 Jul, 2014 | 02:30pm

The Department of Mines and Petroleum Western Australia has announced the appointment of Ross Stidolph as the new director for Dangerous Goods and Petroleum Safety.

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Qantas plane’s aborted landing under investigation

Reported by Stephen | 30 Jul, 2014 | 08:06am

The Saturday afternoon aborted landing of a Qantas plane is being probed by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

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Quad bike accidents on the decline in Australia

Reported by Stephen | 30 Jul, 2014 | 08:46am

Data indicates many farmers are embracing the message about quad bike safety with signs the death rate is going down.

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Comments on proposed measures to reduce security concern on toxic chemicals sought

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jul, 2014 | 02:35am

Feedback is being sought from businesses which manufacture, handle or use products that contain one or more of the 84 toxic chemicals of security concern as well as members of the community on the measures designed to minimise the risks of common chemicals being used to make toxic weapons.