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NT WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from freight company

Reported by Haydee | 28 Apr, 2016

NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from a supply chain provider which allegedly failed to comply with its work health and safety duties when a man suffered serious injuries after being struck by falling freight while a truck was being unloaded at the Gunbalanya service station.

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Worker falls from tower to his death

Reported by Haydee | 05 Feb, 2016

A worker died on Wednesday after falling from a communications tower in Adelaide River, Northern Territory.

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Safety highlighted in croc industry film

Reported by Haydee | 29 Oct, 2015

A film commissioned by NT WorkSafe focusing on safety in the crocodile industry will close the month long Virtual Seminar Series as part of the Safe Work Month celebration.

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NT WorkSafe warns against using uncertified gas cookers

Reported by Haydee | 07 Apr, 2015

NT WorkSafe has recently released a safety warning on the health and safety risks of portable butane gas cookers which are not compliant with Australian Standards. According to NT WorkSafe, testing on several portable butane gas cookers has been conducted after a number of fire and explosions incidents during use has been reported. “The testing …

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Work Health and Safety Handbook for NT Seafood Industry

Reported by Haydee | 25 Mar, 2015

NT WorkSafe in collaboration with the Northern Territory Seafood Council produced a new guide to assist the industry in understanding and managing their work health and safety requirements.

Plumbing company fined for safety breach

Reported by Haydee | 02 Nov, 2013

A plumbing company in Darwin was convicted and fined $5000 for storing acetylene cylinders in an enclosed van, even after being given a formal warning by NT WorkSafe. The company was fined in Darwin’s Court of Summary Jurisdiction under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act after pleading guilty to the charge of …

NT WorkSafe Investigating Complaint Re Training Deficit

Reported by Admin | 16 Sep, 2013

NT WorkSafe is investigating concerns that “Power and Water” is not appropriately training the workers that will oversee the operations at the new gas chlorination water treatment plants. These plants also use fluoride and are located in remote areas at Wadeye, Maningrida, Nguiu on Bathurst Island, and Angurugu on Groote Eylandt. A complaint was submitted …

Hazard of electric shock associated with excessive sweating whilst using mains powered tools

Reported by Haydee | 30 Aug, 2013

NT WorkSafe recently released a safety alert on electric shock hazards associated with excessive sweating whilst using mains powered tools. The alert aims to highlight the risks of electric shock to workers sweating excessively whilst using mains powered tools. “During the build-up temperatures easily reach or exceed 35°C and the humidity  levels can rise as …

Company fined for failing to report notifiable incident

Reported by Haydee | 19 Aug, 2013

A welding company was fined in the Darwin Court of Summary Jurisdiction for breaches under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act and the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act. The company was fined $58,225 for failing to have compulsory insurance and $16,000 for failing to report a notifiable incident after one of its …

Independent asbestos test to be conducted at CBD worksite

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jun, 2013

NT WorkSafe has released a statement to clarify reports on the alleged asbestos discovery at a worksite at the end of Smith St Hall in Darwin. According to NT WorkSafe, they have received conflicting asbestos sampling results from the CFMEU and the builder. Because of this, NT WorkSafe has arranged for independent testing to be …

Carbon monoxide dangers when using portable generators

Reported by Haydee | 25 Feb, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library NT WorkSafe has released a safety alert to remind workers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU’s) of the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure when suing portable generators. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas emitted during the use of petrol, gas, and to a lesser extent, diesel powered motors. It is …

Container Falls After Crane Fails

Reported by Admin | 22 Feb, 2013

There has been a workplace accident that involved a crane this afternoon at a shipping yard located near the Duck Pond. Whilst being loaded onto a ship in Darwin Harbour a shipping container reported to be carrying tonnes of steel fell and hit the deck of the vessel. According to a report in the NT …