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