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Healthier Work networking breakfast

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2014

WorkSafe Act’s Healthier Work service hosted its second networking breakfast for the members of the Canberra business community.

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WorkCover issues warning following keg incident

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2014

WorkCover NSW is reminding everyone to always follow manufacturer’s instructions when using portable beer keg system following the rupture of a gas-pressurised keg on October 10 which left a 23-year old man injured severely.

Stand the Test of Time: Why sitting down can lead to an early grave

Reported by Admin | 29 Oct, 2014

Sitting down all day is really, really bad for you. It’s something we’ve heard about for a while, but recent studies have confirmed that sitting down can reduce your lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

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Company fined for inadequately installed bedside monitor which fell on a patient

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014

A company was fined $27,000 plus costs after failing to take reasonable care when installing and mounting bedside computer monitors at the Port Augusta Hospital. The incident happened in June 2012. A patient at the hospital sustained injury to his legs when the bedside monitor fell on him. Investigations revealed that the monitor was not …

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Road safety forum in WA

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014

Transafe WA will hold its first regional Road Transport Industry Safety Forum in Geraldton on Monday 24 November 2014.

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Company fined for worker’s crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014

A company in South Australia was fined $48,000 plus costs after a worker sustained severe crush injuries and multiple leg fractures from a workplace incident. The company was prosecuted for failing to provide and maintain plant in a safe condition having failed to adequately guard a paver stacking machine. The workers was operating the paver …

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New online program to reduce cancer risks in workplaces

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014

Cancer can be prevented and Australian workplaces can contribute to ensuring that the risk for this disease will be reduced. Cancer Council Queensland’s QUEST, a free, innovative online program aims to help people make healthy choice the easy choice. QUEST stands for Q-Quit smoking, U-Understand your body and get checked, E-Eat healthily and drink less …

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Transport Association Calls on Business to Brief Drivers

Reported by Admin | 27 Oct, 2014

In a bid to curb road incidents especially down the South Eastern Freeway, the South Australian Road Transport Association or SARTA calls on business owners to brief their drivers on road safety.

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Brisbane metal factory fire being probed

Reported by Stephen | 27 Oct, 2014

An investigation is underway to establish the cause of a blaze that razed a metal factory in Brisbane’s Runcorn suburbs, about 19km from Brisbane.

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Public comment on WA’s workplace safety laws accepted

Reported by Haydee | 24 Oct, 2014

WorkSafe WA is encouraging Western Australians to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system by giving their comment on the draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (the ‘Green Bill’).

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Worker killed in SA construction site

Reported by Stephen | 22 Oct, 2014

A construction worker has died after being struck by a truck at a construction site in Kilburn north of Adelaide.