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

Inquest recommends stricter rules for quad bikes as the number of deaths related to the vehicle reaches 19 in 2015

Reported by Monica | 27 Nov, 2015 | 11:50am

Helmets, mandatory licenses and banning children under the age of 16 are just some of the recommendations a coroner looking in quad bike related deaths has found. The inquest into quad bike safety by deputy state coroner Sharon Freund, investigated the deaths of eight Australians, including three children, who died in quad bike incidents in …

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.

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Tributes paid to construction workers crushed to death in Perth

Reported by Haydee | 01 Dec, 2015 | 12:03pm

Tributes have been left at a building site in East Perth where two workers were crushed to death in a workplace incident on Wednesday morning.


NSW businesses reminded to make safety a priority this season

Reported by Haydee | 01 Dec, 2015 | 12:35pm

November had been a particularly bad month for the state with five workers killed over a period of ten days in work-related incidents.

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Unpacking shipping containers safely

Reported by Haydee | 01 Dec, 2015 | 11:02am

If freight is not unpacked safely or if it becomes unstable during transit, workers unpacking can be at risk of serious injury or death.


Company and project manager fined for crane collapse

Reported by Haydee | 30 Nov, 2015 | 11:16pm

A construction company and one of its project managers have been fined more than 55,000 following an incident where a crane rolled over during the construction of a hall at a Prestons Catholic School.


Company fined for driver’s spinal injuries

Reported by Haydee | 30 Nov, 2015 | 12:23pm

A wool-processing business has been convicted and fined $75,000 in the Melbourne Magistrates Court after a truck driver suffered spinal injuries.


Lismore Base Hospital Maternity Ward Collapsed

Reported by Robel | 30 Nov, 2015 | 11:13am

The roof of the maternity ward of Lismore Base Hospital in northern New South Wales reportedly collapsed after a scaffolding fall onto the roof during the recent heavy rains late Sunday afternoon.