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.
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.
The report identified several paramedics who were found to be using illicit drugs, including one paramedic who had stolen and used Ambulance Victoria drugs of dependence, including fentanyl and morphine.
WorkSafe New Zealand has recently issued a safety alert on the serious health and safety risks of entering and working in a grain silo following an incident where a worker was trapped in grain when an unloading auger was turned on while he was inside a grain silo.
A new warning has been issued on more potentially dangerous portable gas cookers in Queensland.
Union calls on NT Government to immediately act on asbestos problem following asbestos discovery at Alice Springs Hospital
Unions are urging the NT Government to take immediate action to act on the asbestos contamination incident at Alice Springs Hospital, where patients and staff were exposed to the deadly fibre during an air conditioning installation.
A monument dedicated to the memory of mine workers who lost their lives in fatal mines and quarry incidents and disasters has been unveiled.
SafeWork SA has recently released a new Hospitality Action Plan, which aims to address the challenges of a young and often transient workforce.
NT WorkSafe is inviting all Territory businesses and workers to take part in the Safe Work Month events in October and make safety a priority in workplaces.
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has teamed up with the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), the Electrical Trades Union (ETU), and the Master Electricians Australia (MEA) to produce a leaflet for people working in the sector who may encounter asbestos.
The event runs from 12.30pm – 1.30pm at the Aged Person Rest Centre, 240 Blende Street, Broken Hill.
The Western Australian Government will provide $310,000 in funding to raise mental health awareness among construction and FIFO workers.
Several recent studies have confirmed that prolonged sitting can reduce a person’s lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but not much attention has been devoted to the effects of prolonged standing at work, despite previous studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A new research has …
October is National Safe Work Month and Safe Work Australia is urging employers and workers to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace.
The call was prompted by a publication of a Curtin University study showing that three out of four tradespeople cannot identify asbestos in the workplace.
The paper recently published in Nature Journal, Scientific Reports by Dr. Tasha Stanton, a Senior Research Fellow in UniSA’s School of Health Sciences found that the perception of back stiffness has no bearing on the actual state of the joints and that feelings of stiffness can be eased by certain sounds.
Queensland’s Mental Health Ambassador, Libby Trickett visited employees at WorkCover Queensland to raise awareness on the importance of promoting mental health in the workplace.
The Queensland Government has committed to invest $25 million over the next two years to deliver more reforms to protect the health and safety of the state’s coal workers.
The latest edition of the Resources Safety Matters magazine has been released by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Twelve primary school students in Queensland have had their winning entries printed in this year’s Farm Safety Calendar.
A poultry contractor has been fined $1.13 million in a Geelong court on Monday over the death of a worker at a Lethbridge chicken farm in 2015.