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Safety inspection to focus on waste and recycling industry

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2016

Inspections will focus on operational priority areas of manual tasks, machine guarding, mobile plant and vehicle movement, falls from height, electricity, hazardous substances and slips, trips and falls.

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Protect young workers from injuries, urges SafeWork

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2016

Young workers below the age of 25 accounted for 16 percent of all injuries recorded in NSW workplaces during 2013/14. More than 15,000 young workers were injured during that period and seven killed across NSW.

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Worker hospitalised after electric shock

Reported by Stephen | 29 Jan, 2016

A worker was taken to hospital as a precaution after she received an electric shock while working at an Orange restaurant on Wednesday morning.

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Farm deaths on the rise

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

A report from the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety revealed that farm deaths are on the rise in the country.

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Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

For coal miners, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung disease is a devastating consequence of devoting years of work in coal mines. Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be …

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Concern over rise in assaults on paramedics

Reported by Haydee | 27 Jan, 2016

An intoxicated woman allegedly bashed a 41-year-old female paramedic at the back of an ambulance after she was provided assistance at Toowong’s Regatta Hotel, Sunday night.

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Farm and director fined for worker’s fatal fall

Reported by Haydee | 27 Jan, 2016

The Court determined that the risk of falling from the roof was foreseeable and the incident could have prevented if the company only completed a risk assessment and put safe work procedures in place.

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DMP warns against damaged crane head sheave

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jan, 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) warned crane operators and other competent persons in charge of mobile cranes to check all head sheaves for damage prior to operation.

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Eight Australian workers killed in 2016 so far

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jan, 2016

Recent statistics from Safe Work Australia show 8 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016. The Agriculture, forestry & fishing workplaces have so far recorded the highest number of fatalities (3).

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Musculoskeletal disorders education program

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jan, 2016

To help combat the problem, the Mine Safety Industry Assistance Unit is running its popular musculoskeletal disorders education program in the Far West of NSW. The program has already run with great success in the Central West, North Coast and South Coast regions.

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Man hospitalised after machinery fire

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jan, 2016

A man was airlifted to hospital Thursday night after suffering serious burn injuries while working on machinery in northeast Victoria.