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You don’t go to work thinking it’s your last day on earth, but for some people, the probability of being hurt or killed at work is part of the job.

Australia’s top ten most dangerous industries revealed

Australia’s top ten most dangerous industries revealed

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jul, 2016 | 02:22pm

These are workers who have so much more to worry about other than bad coffee and a nosy boss.

2016 National Farm Safety Week set for 18-22 July

Reported by Stephen | 18 Jul, 2016 | 10:39am

The National Farm Safety Week is an annual event held across Australia during the third week of July. The event highlights the importance of safety on farms.

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 11 Jul, 2016 | 11:01am

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is essential for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons why workers are tested for drugs or alcohol is because impairment by alcohol or drugs increases the risk of suffering an injury.

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Sydney-based construction company fined for worker’s fall injuries

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jul, 2016 | 01:45pm

A construction company in Sydney has been fined $87,500 after a worker was injured from a fall incident at a construction site in Lane Cove.

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Workplace safety in the spotlight as dark figures play out once more

Reported by Stephen | 29 Jul, 2016 | 12:14pm

Recent figures from Safe Work Australia show, 86 Australian workers have been killed at work since the beginning of this year.

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Woman in hospital after being trampled by a bull in Southern Queensland

Reported by Stephen | 29 Jul, 2016 | 12:41pm

A 58-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after being trampled by a bull in Southern Queensland on Wednesday afternoon

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Victorian farmers urged to take part in rebate scheme

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jul, 2016 | 11:10am

Victorian farmers are encouraged to take advantage of the $6 million rebate scheme by the Victorian Government, which is aimed at reducing quad bike deaths in the state.

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Inquest heard turf worker was not shown operator’s manual prior to tragic death

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jul, 2016 | 11:42pm

The manager who was in charge of training workers at a turf company where former U20s Rugby League player of the St George Illawarra Dragons, Blaine Rozs died in 2014 had not read the safety manual for the machinery being used. The turf worker was not shown the manual as well.

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Low awareness of work safety responsibilities revealed during safety inspection

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jul, 2016 | 01:01pm

There is a low level of knowledge about workplace safety responsibilities among commercial property owners and property managers. This is according to WorkSafe WA during a proactive inspection program.