Construction Site Safety: Traffic Management Plan

Reported by Monica | 23 Jun, 2016 | 01:58pm

All vehicles, mobile plant or other mobile equipment have the capacity to cause harm to people or damage property. Vehicles entering, exiting and moving around construction sites are hazards that have the potential to cause injury or death, not only to construction workers but pedestrians who are members of the public.

New Zealand Construction Industry: Double the Fatality Rate of All Other Sectors

Reported by Monica | 20 Jun, 2016 | 08:56am

The New Zealand construction industry is one of the biggest industries in New Zealand and with close to 200,000 workers employed within the sector, it is also one of the most dangerous. Between 2008 and 2014, 68 workers lost their lives, that’s an average of almost 10 worker fatalities a year in the construction industry …

Tips for preventing heat-related illness

Reported by Stephen | 13 Jun, 2016 | 10:12am

Many people are exposed to heat when working, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Heat illness occurs when the body cannot sufficiently cool itself.

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NT WorkSafe to get funding boost

Reported by Haydee | 24 Jun, 2016 | 01:03pm

NT WorkSafe will receive a funding boost to continue its programs including Small Business Safety Advisors Program as well as other programs aimed at improving work health and safety in the Northern Territory using revenue generated through insurers.


Man hospitalised with serious injuries after horse fall incident

Reported by Stephen | 23 Jun, 2016 | 06:25pm

A South Burnett man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a horse fall incident.

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Car auctioneer fined for workplace incident resulting in forklift operator’s death

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jun, 2016 | 02:10pm

A car auctioneer in Sydney has been fined $255,000 for breaching sections 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 for failing to ensure the health and safety of workers over an incident in which a forklift operator was fatally injured while unloading a truck at Milperra in 2013.


Builder convicted after plasterer suffered injuries from fall

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jun, 2016 | 01:05pm

A builder was convicted and fined $25,000 and costs of $4,000 today for breaching the OHS Act 2004 in relation to an incident in 2014 where a plasterer suffered severe spinal injuries and a fractured skull after falling from a work platform.


Townsville tech startup receives funding for work safety app

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jun, 2016 | 11:05am

The Queensland Government will invest on a Townsville-based tech firm which has developed a way of using mobile phones to make travel between job sites safer.


Safety alert issued after flood damage in Alice Springs

Reported by Stephen | 23 Jun, 2016 | 09:42am

The Northern Territory WorkSafe has issued a safety alert to make owners and operators of commercial premises aware of the risk of electrical failure and fires following the submersion of electrical appliances and accessories during the recent hail storm and flood