VIC: Avoidable Injuries Cost Glen Eira and Port Phillip Businesses

Reported by Julia | 28 Sep, 2010

Over $45 million was spent last year in Glen Eira and Port Phillip communities over avoidable work-related injuries, Worksafe Victoria says. According to the safety watchdog, 17,000 Victorian workers suffer musculoskeletal injuries every year. In Port Phillip, payments in the form of medical, wage and other expenses for workers involved in manual handling, slips, trips …

NSW: Forestry Sector Provided with New Safety Tools

Reported by Julia | 20 Sep, 2010

A new set of safety resources for the forestry industry has been launched by NSW Finance Minister Michael Daley and Primary Industries Minister Steve Whan. WorkCover figures reveal that the New South Wales forestry sector have recorded 396 injuries in the last two years, costing it more than $4 million. According to Mr Daley, WorkCover …

NT: Company Fined Over Bus Door Accident

Reported by Julia | 24 Aug, 2010

A bus company has pleaded guilty in the Darwin Magistrates Court today to violating Regulation 39 of the Work Health Regulations following a fatal accident in 2007. The firm was fined $7,500 for its safety breach. A 58-year-old driver was found by a workmate at the Alice Springs bus depot on 24 December 2007 with …

SA: Firm Ordered to Pay Deceased Worker’s Kin

Reported by Julia | 22 Jul, 2010

The South Australian Industrial Court has fined a leading mining company following the death of a worker at its South Australian mine. The company pleaded guilty to failing to maintain a safe workplace. It was also ordered to pay compensation to the worker’s family. The incident occurred at the Olympic Dam mine in SA’s far …