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 & …

Safe Work Australia report shows no change in work fatality rate

Reported by Haydee | 05 Dec, 2013

A new data released by Safe Work Australia shows there has been no change in the last two years in the number of worker fatalities. According to the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities, Australia 2012, there were 223 workers who died due to work injuries in 2012. Key findings of the report include: Two thirds of …

Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2012 report released

Reported by Haydee | 04 Nov, 2013

Safe Work Australia has recently released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities, Australia 2012 report which found that 223 workers died from injuries at work in 2012. The result shows a significant fall from the 311 fatalities recorded in 2007. There were 2596 work-related deaths over the past 10 years. Additional findings include: Two thirds of …

Australian Mesothelioma Registry 2nd Data Report released

Reported by Haydee | 04 Oct, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library The Australian Mesothelioma Registry which is funded by Safe Work Australia and Comcare has released its second data report which focuses on mesothelioma cases diagnosed in 2012 and notified to the Registry up to 30 June 2013. The following are the key findings of the report: As at 30 June 2013, the …

2014 Graduate Program now open for applications

Reported by Haydee | 09 Sep, 2013

Safe Work Australia is now accepting applicants for its 2014 Graduate Program. In partnership with Comcare, Safe Work Australia will employ graduates from a range of educational disciplines to work in one of the following business areas: Office of the Chief Executive Officer Work Health and Safety and Corporate Governance Branch Policy and Services Branch …

Safe Work Australia: Be a Safety Ambassador

Reported by Haydee | 04 Sep, 2013

Safe Work Australia launched on Wednesday the Safe Work Australia Month 2013. Safe Work Australia Chair Ann Sherry AO is inviting everyone to send in their nominations for the 2013 Safety Ambassador of the Year Award. “Building on the success of last year’s Safe Work Australia Week, this year’s celebrations have been extended to a …

Serious Accident Spike at ACT Construction Sites 2011-12

Reported by Zoe | 13 Aug, 2013

New figures that will be published in October in the Safe Work Australia ”Comparative Performance Monitoring Report” show that whilst other states had been moving towards safer construction sites there has been a 17% spike in serious incidents at ACT worksites 2011-2012. The ACT WorkSafe inspectorate is about to embark on a three week blitz …

Number of work deaths increasing

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2013

Latest Safe Work Australia statistics show that 101 Australian workers have been killed while at work (as at 29 July 2013). The data is an initial estimate for the number of deaths and is based on initial media reports. Industry of workplace Work Deaths (2012) Worker deaths YTD (2013) Transport, postal & warehousing 74 25 …

ACTU submission to Safe Work Australia: Preventing & Responding to Workplace Bullying Draft Code of Practice

Reported by Zoe | 21 Jul, 2013

The ACTU last week released its response to the “Preventing & Responding to Workplace Bullying Draft Code of Practice.” In the Introduction they stated that: “The ACTU welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the latest draft of Preventing & Responding to Workplace Bullying – Draft Code of Practice and the accompanying Workplace Bullying –Draft …

Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand (2013)

Reported by Zoe | 19 Jul, 2013

Just released at the Safe Work Australia website: “The Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand aims to provide all stakeholders with information to assist them in understanding workers’ compensation arrangements in Australia and New Zealand. All information in this edition of the Comparison is correct as at 30 September 2012.  Readers …

Workplace fatalities: The latest figures

Reported by Haydee | 15 Jul, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Safe Work Australia has recently released the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report for February 2013. There were 16 work-related notifiable fatalities reported during this period (13 male and 2 female workers and 1 male bystander). Of these deaths, 2 workers and 1 bystander was killed from public road incidents. Of these fatalities, 3 …

92 Australians have died at work so far this year

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jul, 2013

Latest Safe Work Australia statistics show that 92 Australians have died at work (as at 11 July 2013). The data is an initial estimate for the number of people killed and is based on initial media reports. Industry of workplace Work Deaths (2012) Worker deaths YTD (2013) Transport, postal & warehousing 74 25 Agriculture, forestry …

Project Investigates Workplace Bullying and Effects

Reported by Zoe | 28 Jun, 2013

A report has been released, ‘The relationship between work characteristics, wellbeing, depression and workplace bullying’ that explains the initial findings of a joint project being conducted by Safe Work Australia and The Australian National University. In the report it is shown that particular conditions and experiences in the workplace may raise the risk of depression …

Study: Majority of Australian workplaces lack first aid awareness

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A new study conducted by St John Ambulance revealed that millions of employees are at risk due to lack of first aid awareness. The research entitled, First Aid Readiness in the Australian Workplace was done to assist employers in understanding their responsibilities in ensuring the safety of their employees. According to the …

Safe Work Australia: 81 Australians killed at work so far this year

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jun, 2013

As at 19 June 2013, 81 Australian workers have died at work. This is according to Safe Work Australia which records work fatality and injury, updates statistics and prepares several reports. The data is an initial estimate for the number of people killed and is based on initial media reports. Worker deaths by industry of …

Draft model COP for Managing Risks in Stevedoring open for public comment

Reported by Haydee | 11 Jun, 2013

Safe Work Australia has released a draft model Code of Practice for Managing Risks in Stevedoring which is now open for public comment. To submit a comment, the following steps are recommended: Read the materials available for public comment. Fill in a Cover Sheet. This is compulsory. Download the Response Form Template and fill in with …

Draft code of practice for bullying now open for public comment

Reported by Haydee | 07 Jun, 2013

Public comment is being sought for the draft model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying. The draft model Code of Practice includes a Workers Guide to managing workplace bullying. The model Code of Practice was previously released for public comment in 2011. The current draft model Code …