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Nominations open for 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Reported by Haydee | 28 Apr, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, which highlights outstanding innovations and success in work health and safety and rehabilitation and return to work.

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Demolition company and Director plead guilty over asbestos failing

Reported by Haydee | 27 Apr, 2017

A demolition company pleaded guilty to three charges under New Zealand’s Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 for failing to take all practicable steps to protect its workers and others during a demolition work of three residential buildings.

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Workers urged to make electrical safety a priority

Reported by Stephen | 27 Apr, 2017

Friday 28 April marks the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. In conjunction with Safe Work Australia’s World Day for Health and Safety at Work, Essential Energy is encouraging everyone to consider electrical safety in their workplace.

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Call for international asbestos trade crackdown

Reported by Haydee | 27 Apr, 2017

The International Trade Union Confederation is calling for international action to prohibit the trade in chrysotile asbestos, which is still being exported especially in developing countries.

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X-ray tender critical in fighting black lung

Reported by Stephen | 26 Apr, 2017

In a bid to tackle the re-emergence of black lung disease, the Palaszczuk Government has placed a call for tenders from Australia-based radiology services to double-check Queensland coal miners’ X-rays.

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Mesothelioma warrior, Lou Williams remembered

Reported by Haydee | 25 Apr, 2017

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency remembers long-time mesothelioma warrior and campaigner, Lou Williams who died battling mesothelioma.

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Woman in hospital after quad bike crash

Reported by Stephen | 25 Apr, 2017

A 30-year-old woman has been taken to the Royal North Shore hospital following a quad bike crash in south-western New South Wales.

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Woman airlifted after being trampled by a horse

Reported by Stephen | 25 Apr, 2017

A woman in her 40s has been transported to hospital by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she was trampled by a pony on a property north of Gympie.

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Man injured in tractor incident

Reported by Stephen | 21 Apr, 2017

A man was taken to hospital Tuesday afternoon after an incident involving a tractor in north-western Victoria.