A crane operator and his business partner have been fined $15,000 plus $3,577 in costs after a dogman suffered electrical burns when he operated the crane too close to power lines.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released a safety alert to highlight stability issue with some elevating work platform (EWP) models manufactured by Dingli Australia.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said results of initial tests at a University of Queensland laboratory confirm information of combustible cladding used at the hospital. He said a more detailed test on a large section of the façade is now necessary.
A farmer suffered serious chest injuries when the tractor he was operating crushed him in north-central New South Wales.
Safety alert warns on the danger of using high-pressure water blasters or compressed air to clean asbestos roofs
A safety alert issued by Safe Work NSW reminds workers never to use high-pressure water blasters or compressed air to clean asbestos roofs.
The new figures show as at 11 May, 57 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2017.
A new minimum standard of training to reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities for workers using elevating work platforms has been introduced in South Australia.
Essential Energy is urging truck drivers and operators of vehicles carrying high loads to prioritise safety first when travelling near its overhead electricity network.
Australia’s maritime union slammed NT WorkSafe after a spate of workplace accidents.
Everyday, we encounter instructions to guide us through performing a certain task in the preferred or correct way. Consider the ‘How to Handwash’ or CPR poster commonly found in workplaces and hospitals.
The Transport Workers Union will host a Safety Summit in Sydney this Friday, 3 February.
Document management processes can cost organisations significant amounts of money when not managed properly. Consider the amount of time wasted on locating paper documents, copying and printing multiple documents for a particular project, searching computers for documents and updating of documents that are the wrong version. All of this time spent on locating, printing and …
Physical inactivity and excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, as well as serious injuries.
An engineering business has been fined $225,000 over the death of a worker in May 2014.
We are often asked by our customers what the difference is between a WHSE Management System and a Site-Specific Safety Management Plan? So how does a site-specific safety management plan differ from a Workplace Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS)?
SafeWork SA reminded everyone about the safety risks of riding quad bikes as it is now the leading cause of death on Australian farms.
New health and safety regulations to take effect in January 2017 to protect Queensland coal miners from Black Lung
Reforms to work health and safety regulations will commence on 1 January to ensure protection of Queensland coal miners from black lung disease.
With hot temperatures expected across Queensland in the coming days, Queensland employers are being warned to protect workers from heat stress.
A Geelong-based company was convicted and fined $26,000 in the Geelong Magistrates Court for failing to provide a safe working environment and failing to provide and maintain plant that was safe and without risks to health.
The Queensland government will build a new Miners Memorial Monument in Redbank to honour the sacrifices and contribution of miners to the state’s economy.
WorkSafe WA will continue to focus on the waste recycling industry in an effort to improve safety standards and prevent serious incidents.