Nominations for this year’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, which recognise outstanding innovations and success in work health and safety, rehabilitation, and return to work are now open.
Collaboration and information sharing key to supporting work safety, says ACT Workplace Safety Minister
Safety regulatory bodies, unions and industry from the Act and NSW met on Wednesday for the first Cross Border Construction Breakfast for 2018.
The parents of a ten-year-old boy who almost lost his life in a quad bike crash three years ago have joined the Queensland Government as quad bike safety advocates.
Mine inspectors from Karratha, Collie, and Kalgoorlie gathered together last week in Perth for the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Mines Inspectors Forum.
A $2.2 million fund has been allocated by the Western Australian Government to further protect frontline health staff against rising rates of violence in hospitals.
AMSA seeking comments on proposed changes to operational safety requirements for domestic commercial vessels
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is seeking for comments on the proposed changes to certificates of operation and the operational safety requirements for domestic commercial vessels (Marine Order 504).
ReturnToWorkSA announces a new Return to Work Scheme which will provide a further reduction in their insurance premium paid to provide cover for work-related accidents and injuries.
Queensland’s mandatory labour hire licensing laws will start this week providing more protection for labour hire workers.
The new safety blitz will support upgrades to corridors and common areas on hundreds of floors of high-rise public housing.
An incident in January in which a gas ignition at the coal face at a coal mine in NSW on 23 January 2018 could have injured many, or worse, deadly, says the NSW Resources Regulator.
Researchers are encouraging Australian organisations to provide more resources for sexual harassment training following a study that shows businesses are significantly underemphasising this in the workplace.
The Resources Regulator has commenced an investigation into a truck rollover incident at Werris Creek Mine in NSW.
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency and Queensland Building and Construction Commission will conduct a seminar on raising awareness about the risk of imported products containing asbestos.
A new campaign aimed at making Aussie shearing sheds safer has been launched.
Workers subject to hot outdoor conditions still at risk in an indoor environment, reminds Safe Work Australia
Hospitality workers in kitchens, factory workers and construction workers working in confined spaces and their managers and supervisors are reminded to manage risks to health and safety.
Comcare is now accepting abstracts from those interested in presenting at the 2018 Comcare National Conference in Melbourne.
Drivers in the ACT are now required to slow down to 40km/h when passing a roadside emergency vehicle with flashing red or blue lights under reduced speed limits starting Saturday, 14 April 2018.
WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from a recycling and refuse company, following an incident in 2016 where a worker suffered hand injuries.
In an effort to reduce the rise in the number of attacks, Townsville Hospital has recently introduced body-worn cameras for hospital staff.
The NSW safety regulator issued the safety alert after one worker died and two others were seriously injured after falling through a skylight or plastic roof sheeting last month.
Safe Work Australia encourages everyone to participate in the celebration of the World Day for Safety Health at Work and Worker’s Memorial Day, which is a day for promoting safety and health in the workplace and to honour people who have died from work-related injury or illness.