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.
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.