High Risk Work Licences are in the spotlight again after WorkSafe WA discovered another falsified licence.
Cancer Council Australia is calling for greater cancer awareness among workers following an increase in the number of people diagnosed with lung cancer from work-based exposure to diesel fumes.
Risk assessment is one of the most important aspects of good health and safety practice. An effective risk management allows a business to identify areas where workers face risks and put in place measures to control these risks.
Falls account for a significant number of work-related deaths and injuries across Australian workplaces every year. Figures from Safe Work Australia shows 232 workers were killed following a fall from a height over the eight-year period from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2011. Eleven percent of all workers were killed over this period.
The challenge of balancing the essential occupational health and safety needs with the cost of implementing them will be the subject of the AMEC Safety and Risk Management Seminar.
Essential Energy is urging growers and workers to ‘Look up and live’ and steer clear of electrical hazards as cotton harvesting activities get underway across northern NSW.
The Australian Government has introduced amendments to the Building Code to ensure higher standards of workplace safety for construction sites.
This inaugural forum focuses on the importance of adopting a risk-based approach to controlling exposure to hazards at all stages of the life cycle of plant structures – design, construction, operation and demolition.
The NSW Department of Industry Mine Safety has released a report into the death of a rigger at Boggabri Coal Mine in May last year.
Effective risk management is essential to your safety and the safety of those you work with. It is a key requirement of work health and safety legislation and lies at the core of a business’ safety obligations.
WorkSafe is investigating after a teenager suffered severe burns to his face while working at a North Geelong food company on Friday night.
WorkSafe WA has issued a warning to check High Risk Work Licences after being alerted to altered and created copies of the documents.
Customs agents are saying that a requirement by management for them to wear name tags at work creates a risk of “revenge attacks and intimidation by international gangsters” according to a report in The Canberra Times. Comcare is concerned about the issue and has requested that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Agency consult with …
According to Safe Work Australia Australian Fishermen are 29 times more likely to die at work that the average worker. Yesterday, at the annual Sunday’s Blessing of the Fleet at the Sydney Fish Market, the dangers and difficulties that fisherman face were highlighted. The ceremony is a tradition that stated many years ago in Mediterranean …
SACA (South Australian Cricket Association) was today issued a fine for more than $11,000 after a workplace accident at the Adelaide Oval where a worker was burned. The worker was engaged in the kiosk when the accident happened in 2009. She was in the process of cleaning up a deep fryer when hot oil splashed …
Living is risky. When we cross the street, we risk being hit by a car. When we climb a high ladder, we risk falling from the top and dying. We are constantly reminded of how to control or eliminate risk in our lives. Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and keeping our relationships healthy are all …