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A rise in fatal truck incidents was observed in 2014. Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Report shows fatal truck crashes increased in 2014


Injuries are common to the health sector, a study reveals. Photo:

Study shows workplace injuries common in the health sector

Report shows fatal truck crashes increased in 2014

Reported by Stephen | 14 May, 2015 | 12:43pm

A report released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Economics (BITRE) shows there was an increase in the number of fatal truck crash incidences in 2014 compared to the previous year.

Sleeping in the dark is important for our health

Reported by Haydee | 07 May, 2015 | 02:36am

Fatigue, work accidents, and other hazardous work outcomes are sometimes associated with lack of sleep. And while having a good night sleep is important, sleeping in the dark is also recommended.

Study shows workplace injuries common in the health sector

Reported by Stephen | 04 May, 2015 | 08:05pm

A recent occupational health and safety survey conducted by Monash University in collaboration with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) shows the rate at which workplace injuries and illnesses occur in the health sector.


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Applications for return to work service providers now accepted

Reported by Haydee | 27 May, 2015 | 12:36pm

ReturnToWorkSA is now accepting applications for the appointment of South Australian return to work service providers.


Work Safety Awards 2015 to accept nominations until July

Reported by Haydee | 27 May, 2015 | 11:29am

The Work Safety Awards WA 2015 will be open for nomination until 3 July 2015.


Waste management company fined over fatal crash

Reported by Michael | 27 May, 2015 | 01:31am

A waste management company has been fined $363,000 for breaching federal work health and safety laws following a truck crash incident in the Swan Valley, Western Australia in 2011.


Diver dies after NSW drowning incident

Reported by Stephen | 27 May, 2015 | 12:56am

An underwater tradesman training exercise turned tragic when a diver drowned in south-western New South Wales on Tuesday evening.


Scaffolding safety alert

Reported by Haydee | 27 May, 2015 | 12:26am

WorkCover NSW released a safety alert following a recent incident in which workers were injured and others put at serious risk when a scaffold collapsed onto a street. In a separate incident, a scaffold collapsed into a laneway and neighbouring properties. No one was injured in the incident.

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Dad whose son died in workplace electrocution to take part in special forum

Reported by Haydee | 25 May, 2015 | 11:54pm

A father who lost his son in a workplace incident in 2012 will be part of a forum aimed at supporting families affected by workplace deaths.