A construction business has been fined more than $80,000 over a workplace fatality in 2011.
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.
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.
A worker was taken to hospital as a precaution after she received an electric shock while working at an Orange restaurant on Wednesday morning.
The researcher is urging the federal government to establish anti-cyberbullying legislation.
The Essendon Bombers have today been fined $200,000 for work health and safety breaches in relation to the controversial 2012 players supplement program.
Two workers have been convicted of fraud against the Return to Work scheme in one week.
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.
Work health and safety achievers were some of this year’s Australia Day Honours recipients. Honours were given to people from different areas of expertise.
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 …
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.
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.
A Sumatran tiger swatted an animal keeper at the Sunshine Coast’s Australia Zoo on Thursday.
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.
The concerns were raised after the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists said that only a fraction of local radiologists are qualified to diagnose black lung disease.
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).
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a final report into the Tiger Moth crash at the Gold Coast in December 2013, which resulted to the death of a 26-year-old pilot and his passenger, a French tourist.
Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association is calling on the government to act on the growing number of incidents and aggression in public hospitals and other health care settings across the state.
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.
A man was airlifted to hospital Thursday night after suffering serious burn injuries while working on machinery in northeast Victoria.
Nurses, doctors, paramedics, police, child protection workers, social workers and others at frontline work face violence risk as people affected by ice can become violent.