Worker not injured after falling over toxic spill

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A mine worker who slipped over a toxic spill at a mine site near Kakadu last week was not injured. This is according to the operator of the Northern Territory uranium mine.  They also denied allegations that the man fell into the slurry of acid and uranium up to his armpits. According …

Fair Work Australia: No to urine drug testing

Reported by Haydee | 29 Mar, 2012

Workers at a New South Wales company will not be required to submit urine sample for drug test, after Fair Work Australia ruled that making employees submit to urine tests for drug use is “unjust and unreasonable.” ABC News reports that the arbitrator ruled in favour of unions who represented workers from the state-owned energy …

OHS Harmonisation Scams

Reported by Haydee | 13 Mar, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland issued a warning to all Queensland businesses with a scam involving callers selling products or services, which they said must be purchased in order to comply with National OHS Harmonisation laws. Early last year, a similar warning was published on ABC News’ website. According to the report, some businesses in South Australia received …

Australian coal miners to start week-long strike today

Reported by Haydee | 15 Feb, 2012

Over 3,000 coal miners at seven operations in Queensland state-owned coking coal producer commences their week-long strike today. Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) district president, Steve Smyth said that the week-long strike will be the biggest in ten years. Workers coming from the company’s mines in Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Peak Downs, Saraji, Norwich …