A factory worker claimed he was sacked after complaining about his working conditions amidst South Australia’s heat wave.
A new certificate will be introduced in 2016 focusing on capacity, rather than incapacity, for work. This aims to encourage doctors, workers and employers to start a conversation about the issue from the very first medical appointment.
Twenty-six Victorian hospitals, including 18 rural hospitals and eight metropolitan hospitals will benefit from the funding which aims to reduce violence at hospitals and mental health services by improving facilities.
A new study highlighted sixteen risks specific to the aerial mustering sector and has recommended actions to address these risks and improve the safety of mustering.
The man was prosecuted on Thursday, 24 December. He was convicted and sentenced to 9 months imprisonment suspended with Corrections supervision and monitoring for 18 months and ordered to repay $34,381 in restitution and costs.
A 21-year-old man has been airlifted from the scene of a light plane crash near Norwell, north of the Gold Coast.
Following the death of a 75-year-old man in a quad bike incident in Tasmania on Sunday night, police are now urging all riders to wear appropriate safety gear.
With one in five Australian workers estimated to experience a mental illness, it is important for employers to encourage people to talk about mental health and to open up if they are experiencing mental health issues.
Beijing, China – An owner of a gypsum mine died in an apparent suicide on Sunday, two days after the mine collapsed killing one worker.
CFMEU reminds businesses that exposing workers to hot weather conditions is a critical safety hazard which can cause serious illnesses and urged them to protect workers this time of the year.
The Transport Workers Union urged workers to be vigilant this holiday seasons after a spike in the number of fatalities resulting from truck crashes.
The victim, 75, was riding his quad bike on a property, 96km southeast of Hobart, when it rolled over and crushed him.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released safety films for the transport industry to help prevent workers from falling from trucks, securing loads, immobilising heavy vehicles and trailers and managing safety at delivery points.
Seven industry sectors have been identified as requiring specific effort to improve safety and keep Queensland’s work injury rates down.
The August 2015 notifiable fatalities monthly report released by Safe Work Australia shows there were 14 work-related notifiable fatalities during August 2015 — 10 male workers, 1 female worker, 2 male bystanders and 1 female bystander. Of these fatalities, 4 workers died as a result of an incident on a public road.
Workers’ mental health should always be one of the top priorities in every workplace. Today, it is estimated that one in five Australian workers will experience mental health issues in the years to come as the demand of a highly competitive work environment, a culture of always being on-the-go, and work issues like bullying and discrimination increase.
Based on a 24-hour monitoring, Queensland local delivery and long haul truck drivers spend 22.3 hours not moving.
Rugby league legend and Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmesiter and Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Grace Grace met Julia and Don Sager who lost their son to mesothelioma to discuss the importance of keeping people safe from asbestos.
As the holiday season is fast approaching, SafeWork NSW urged businesses to make the season injury-free.
A safety alert has been issued by the NSW Division of Resources and Energy’s Chief Inspector of Mines, Gary Parker, after a mine worker was injured during a pipe pressure test.
NT WorkSafe has recently issued a safety alert on unauthorised access to work areas to highlight the dangers of allowing unauthorised persons in working areas.