A new handbook has been launched by Safe Work Australia to assist businesses in meeting their obligations under the work health and safety laws, reducing worker injury rates, and improving their productivity and bottom line.
The Transport Workers Union says a recent Safe Work Australia survey showing unsafe trucking practices reinforces the fact that truck drivers’ lives are being risked by breaking safety rules because of the pressure to complete work on time.
Australian businesses, industries, workers and the wider community are encouraged to share their views and comments on how explosives are regulated across the country, as well as on any issues differences in explosives legislation across Australian jurisdictions may have for them.
A study examining how aware employers, sole traders (operators of non-employing businesses) and workers are of factors influencing work health and safety in their workplaces has been released by Safe Work Australia.
Safe Work Australia has released a new report on how businesses and workers gain access to work health and safety information.
A young worker was fatally injured in a farm in Ravensthorpe, Western Australia.
Safe Work Australia will be hosting a series of free online seminars throughout October 2015 as part of the National Safe Work Month celebration. These virtual seminars will showcase the latest thinking, innovation, research and developments in work health and safety.
A recent data released by Safe Work Australia shows that ACT constructions sites are the most dangerous in Australia.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is among this year’s winner of the Work Health and Safety Reporting Award during the Australasian Reporting Awards in Melbourne on Thursday.
Emergency services were called to an incident where a driver was trapped in the wreckage of a rolled truck near Talwood on Friday afternoon.
A new report from Safe Work Australia shows that while deaths from the deadly disease continue to rise, fewer cases of mesothelioma have been diagnosed.
Safe Work Australia’s latest Construction Industry Profile reveals a reduction in the numbers and rates of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry over the last ten years or more. However, the construction industry remains a high risk industry.
University graduates who would like to get involved in improving work health and safety in the country can now take advantage of career opportunities offered by Safe Work Australia.
The Transport, postal & warehousing industry continues to record a high number of work-related fatalities according to latest figures from Safe Work Australia.
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.
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.
A new report on the attitudes of Australian workers towards acceptance of risk taking and rule breaking in the workplace as measured by the Perception of Work Health and Safety Survey 2012-13 is now available.
Safe Work Australia has recently released three reports, which look into exposures to carcinogens (Lead and lead compounds, formaldehyde, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
Safe Work Australia has recently released the Work-related fatalities associated with unsafe design of machinery, plant and powered tools,(2006-2011) report.
Safe Work Australia has recently released an updated worker fatalities report with 140 Australian workers killed at work as at 21 October 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.