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World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day

Reported by Haydee | 07 Apr, 2016

Safe Work Australia is encouraging all businesses and workers to take part in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day on Thursday, 28 April – a day to remember those who have died in work-related incidents, and to think about how our actions can prevent future work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses.

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New Chair of Safe Work Australia announced

Reported by Stephen | 10 Feb, 2016

Minister for Employment Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash has announced the appointment of Ms Diane Smith-Gander as the new Chair of Safe Work Australia for a three-year term, commencing on 9 February 2016.

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Work-related mental disorders profile released

Reported by Haydee | 17 Dec, 2015

Safe Work Australia has recently released Work-related mental disorders providing a concise and factual statistical profile of mental disorders as compensated by Australian workers’ compensation schemes.

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WA pearl producer defends industry’s safety record

Reported by Haydee | 14 Dec, 2015

A WA pearl producer defended the safety record of the pearling industry highlighting their strong safety record but is always looking for ways to further improve. Cygnet Bay Pearl general manager James Brown told ABC that the industry has maintained a good safety record. “That still doesn’t mean that as an industry you can sit …

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19 quad bike fatalities this year alone

Reported by Monica | 25 Nov, 2015

Quad bike safety is back in the spotlight after yet another death, taking the 2015 quad bike fatalities up to 19 according to Safe Work Australia’s statistics. Nine of these deaths were the result of a rollover.