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.
Victoria Police, through a partnership with Motorola Solutions will now be able to improve workforce safety, efficiency and collaboration among frontline officers through a new mobility managed service.
Following an incident this month, in which a worker was killed when he was pinned between a cane haul out vehicle and a fuel tanker trailer, Workplace Health, and Safety Queensland issued a safety reminder to prevent a similar incident.
Figures from Safe Work Australia show agriculture is still one of the most dangerous workplaces, with 44 fatalities in 2016.
The finalists for the 2017 WorkSafe Awards have been announced, with twenty-three Victorian businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals included in the list.
A farmer died after a quad bike he was operating rolled over at a farm in Hesket, about 80 km. north of Melbourne.
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.