A safety alert issued by WorkSafe Victoria highlights the importance of maintaining a no-go zone and effective communication when felling trees and branches.
SafeWork SA is investigating an incident in which a worker sustained serious burns whilst using oxy-acetylene cutting equipment to cut a steel drum in Mannum.
Unearthing Australia’s toxic coal ash legacy is the first comprehensive national study of coal ash waste management in Australia.
The Queensland Government has announced $1.2 million to fund a mobile health screening service for coal workers.
WorkSafe ACT has issued three Prohibition Notices on a premise for fire, electrical safety, and hygiene (mould) issues.
The Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy said the pump supplying hydraulic pressure to the brake system stopped when the engine stalled.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said any employer engaging in dry cutting of this product must stop immediately.
The six-month inspection program will focus on nursing professionals, health and welfare support workers and personal carers who work in clients’ homes or community settings.
SafeWork inspectors issued 1,258 notices to stop or improve work processes during a 12-month construction industry blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights in New South Wales.
A Hunter Valley sand mine operator has avoided court after the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator accepted an enforceable undertaking after a February 2016 workplace incident.
SafeWork inspectors have issued 114 notices to cease work or improve practices in a blitz to combat the deadly dust disease silicosis in NSW.
The Victorian Government is urging farmers to take advantage of a 12-month extension to a rebate scheme to fit rollover protection on quad bikes, or substitute their bike for a safer alternative.
The Western Australian Government has released several recommendations for a modernized Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act for Western Australia.
WorkCover WA has warned employers against attending medical consultations with injured workers.
A legislation to protect police and emergency service workers in Victoria from harm and violence and crack down on offenders who use their cars as weapon has been launched this month.
WorkSafe ACT has accepted an enforceable undertaking with a range of actions, including a financial commitment of $300,000 from local glass company following an incident where a delivery driver was seriously injured during the unloading of glass panels last year.
Musculoskeletal injury is one of the most common injuries in Australian workplaces, especially among construction workers.
WorkCover WA has announced the 2018/19 recommended premium rates for compulsory workers’ compensation insurance in Western Australia.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes.
Workers at a gas company in Queensland’s Western Darling Downs were told to consume milk and yoghurt to protect their stomachs from acids while working at an underground coal gasification plant, a court heard.
WorkSafe ACT has issued a number of fines following safety concerns on the light rail project site.