The ill effects of diesel engine exhaust to human’s health have long been established. Safe Work Australia said about 1.2 million Australian workers are exposed to diesel engine exhaust, and around 130 are diagnosed with lung cancer every year as a result of their exposure on the job. It is the second most common carcinogen workers are exposed to.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety issued a safety alert on employees standing near traffic along roadways, roundabouts and in parking areas while holding or flapping advertising billboards as they can be exposed to hazards from moving vehicles.
The winners of the 2019 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland farm safety calendar competition have been chosen.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the Federal Government will support the next steps for a national registry on silicosis during last Friday’s COAG meeting.
Essential Energy is reminding those renovating or excavating to check for underground utilities before beginning work.
The body of an Aboriginal ranger has been recovered after she was taken by a crocodile approximately 206km south west of Yirrkala.
Four new asbestos and prevention of falls compliance codes are now available. These new codes align with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017.
A new safety video has been launched this month to improve truck safety.
The WA Government has recently introduced building regulations to regulate the use of combustible material on building facades of high-risk buildings.
Queensland’s firefighters who were killed in the line of duty were remembered this morning as part of the observance of Firefighters Remembrance Day.
The Seacare Authority will be conducting mental health workshops in November 2018 to promote health, wellbeing, and resilience among workers.
Cancer Council Australia is calling for an independent review into the use of a popular weedkiller, which is being linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The NSW Resources Regulator started Safe Work Month with its annual Health and Safety at Small Mines Roadshow. The roadshow will travel NSW visiting 15 key locations in total.
NT WorkSafe is reminding all Territorians to focus on safety during October for National Safe Work Month.
Western Australia’s safety regulator is encouraging home and business owners to check their residual current devices (RCDs), which is the compulsory life-saving switches that protect against electrocution as it automatically stops the electricity supply when they detect a fault.
The 14th annual Mines Safety Roadshow started on Tuesday in Kalgoorlie.
Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has launched this year’s National Safe Work Month.
Workplace Relations Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith reminded everyone to make safety a priority in the workplace as Safe Work Month is being celebrated this month.
October is National Safe Work Month and NT WorkSafe is encouraging all Territorians to take a moment to focus on safety.
Five organisations have received funding to develop programs addressing the mental health of Victorian workers.
Workplaces in NSW are aiming to be the safest in the country after the state Government committed to ambitious new targets in a refreshed Work Health and Safety Roadmap.