A Reminder on Farm Safety from WorkCover NSW

Reported by Zoe | 03 Jun, 2013

WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder for property owners, operators and employees to keep safety as their number one priority when they are conducting farming work. This follows an incident where a 38 year old grazier suffered serious injuries when his arm was crushed. The arm of the man was caught by the lowering tipper …

Businesses encouraged to manage noise in the workplace

Reported by Haydee | 02 May, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW is reminding businesses to prioritise managing hazardous noise in the workplace. WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division General Manager, John Watson said businesses are required to manage the risk of hearing loss from workplace noise under NSW work health and safety laws. “Hazardous noise can destroy the ability to hear …

Importance of Proper First Aid to Reduce Workplace Injuries

Reported by Haydee | 21 Feb, 2013

WorkCover NSW issued a reminder for all businesses to give importance on the proper first aid procedures to reduce workplace injuries. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson said many businesses are taking for granted the importance of having proper amenities and first aid. “Every worker should go home safely at …

WorkCover releases safety warning following serious fall incidents

Reported by Haydee | 10 Apr, 2012

A safety warning on working from heights has been issued by WorkCover NSW following four serious incidents in recent months. John Watson, General Manager of WorkCover NSW Work Health and Safety Division said that three workers had died and one worker was seriously injured in separate incidents across the state. “Working from heights can be …

Third serious excavator incident prompts WorkCover to release safety warning

Reported by Haydee | 04 Apr, 2012

A third serious incident involving an excavator in less than two months prompted WorkCover NSW to issue an urgent warning to businesses and workers. John Watson, WorkCover’s General Manager of Workplace Health and Safety Division, said that the third incident was reported to WorkCover on Tuesday. “Preliminary investigations have found that a 20-year-old man was …

WorkCover NSW to conduct free asbestos webinar

Reported by Haydee | 30 Mar, 2012

A free asbestos safety webinar will be conducted by WorkCover NSW next week to assist businesses and workers in understanding recent changes in work health and safety laws for working with asbestos. The Asbestos Removal and Demolition Requirements webinar is part of WorkCover’s efforts to support NSW business, industry and workers adjust to the new …