The alert provides guidance for building owners, schools, local government, building managers and body corporates about minimizing the risk of roof collapse, and focuses on roofs with trusses that have large continuous spans and timber trusses with tiled roofs.
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and safety (DMIRS) Executive Director Resources Safety, Simon Ridge said the finalists have demonstrated unique solutions to problems experienced in the industry.
Latest figures from Safe Work Australia show 120 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2017.
The Victorian Government has recently released a new Australian first emergency response policy to better protect workers, patients, and visitors from violence in hospitals.
The cooperative pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Southern Cross Magistrates Court last week.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has recently released a safety alert to highlight the risks associated with single hand operated hock cutters used in the meat processing industry.
A woman was taken to hospital Monday morning after a workplace incident in south east Queensland.
The finalists for the 2017 WorkSafe Awards have been announced, with twenty-three Victorian businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals included in the list.
A farmer died after a quad bike he was operating rolled over at a farm in Hesket, about 80 km. north of Melbourne.
WorkSafe recently visited an engineering company which, through its health and safety committee, takes a proactive approach to ensuring the safety of its workers.
A 55-year-old man has been airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital after he fell from a roof on a property outside of Goondiwindi on Sunday morning.
New safety data released by WorkSafe Victoria shows the number of people killed at work has fallen to an all time low.
WorkSafe is investigating after a man was killed in a quad bike incident in central Victoria.
The Western Australian government is partnering with the University of Western Australia to assist workplaces to promote and support workers’ mental health.
Hard metal industry workers do not face an increased risk of lung cancer, according to research carried out in the United States.
Experts are calling on Australian authorities to adopt a US state’s law banning children from quad bikes.
A man has died in an incident involving a tractor in Victoria Friday morning.
The Australian Drivers Association has raised the alarm over the high number of fatal truck incidents occurring on Australian roads, and is now calling on the NSW transport department to review the driver training program with a view to improving the standards of teaching.
A crowd controller has been convicted of fraud after an investigation revealed he received almost $190,000 in compensation benefits for a workplace injury while continuing to work.
WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive Nicole Rosie reminded workers to check on the amount of sleep they are getting to ensure they are not compromising their safety and the safety of others at work.
A new study finds that it’s not just the amount of time you spend sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the entire day that can affect the risk of early death.