Study: Work Health & Safety Perceptions in the Manufacturing Industry

Reported by Haydee | 12 Mar, 2015

A new study from Safe Work Australia shows that manufacturing workers are exposed to a number of occupational health hazards. It also suggests that higher order hazard controls like substitution and elimination were not being utilised as much as they should in this particular industry.


Make safety part of your New Year’s resolution

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jan, 2015

Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Baxter reminds all Australians to prioritise health and safety in workplaces and make this a part of their New Year’s resolution.


Reports on carcinogen exposure released

Reported by Haydee | 27 Nov, 2014

Safe Work Australia has recently released three reports, which look into exposures to carcinogens (Lead and lead compounds, formaldehyde, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)


Work Health and Safety Virtual Seminar Series

Reported by Haydee | 15 Oct, 2014

Safe Work Australia Month begins this October with the Minister for Employment and Safety Ambassador Senator Eric Abetz launching its feature event, the new Australian Strategy Work Health and Safety Virtual Seminar series.


Safe Work Australia: Become a Safety Ambassador

Reported by Haydee | 08 Sep, 2014

Safe Work Australia’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter is inviting everyone to actively participate in this year’s Safe Work Australia Month this October by becoming a Safety Ambassador.


Free chemical classification information sessions

Reported by Haydee | 22 Aug, 2014

Safe Work Australia will be hosting a series of free training and information sessions for the Australian Chemical Supply Industry to promote awareness of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This activity will help participants understand the new system and what it aims to do, learn the relationship with systems …


Australian Strategy Virtual Seminar Series

Reported by Haydee | 11 Aug, 2014

In line with the Safe Work Australia Month celebration, a series of work health and safety virtual seminars will be conducted for free in October.

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Is your job one of the deadliest in Australia?

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jul, 2014

Each year hundreds of Australian workers die from work-related injuries. Safe Work Australia recorded more than two thousand work-related deaths over the past eleven years. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry recorded the highest number of fatalities in 2013 (49), followed by the transport, postal and warehousing (46) and construction (19) industries.


Report on employers’ role in return to work published

Reported by Haydee | 28 May, 2014

A report on the role of employers in return to work was released by Safe Work Australia recently. The report Return to Work Survey: Role of Employer and Workplace, Australia and New Zealand uses data from the 2013 Return to Work Survey of 4698 injured workers from Australia and New Zealand.

Safe Work Australia Awards finalists announced

Reported by Haydee | 03 Feb, 2014

Safe Work Australia has announced the 37 finalists of the 9th annual Safe Work Australia Awards. Safe Work Australia Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in work health and safety at a national level. The finalists are winners of their respective category at their work health and safety regulator awards last year. Category 1 – Best …

Work-related death toll for September 2013 released

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jan, 2014

Safe Work Australia has recently released the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report for September 2013, and 14 more work-related fatalities have been added to the official toll. The report shows that 8 male workers and 5 bystanders died in September 2013. These figures bring the death toll to 152 from January to September 2013. Of these …

Workplace fatality: New figures

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jan, 2014

Safe Work Australia has recently released data on the number of worker deaths year-to-date, and as at 7 January 2014, 3 Australian workers have been killed at work. The data is an estimate for the number of people killed and is based on media reports. Industry of workplace 2012 2013 2014 Year-to-date Transport, postal & …