Fallen workers will be remembered next week as the world observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day.
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.
Safe Work Australia is partnering with Good Design Australia to present the Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design, as part of the 2016 Good Design Awards.
Safe Work Australia has recently released a literature review highlighting the negative health effects of prolonged sitting.
Data released by Safe Work Australia shows that the rate of serious workers’ compensation claims continues to decline (21 percent) among female workers. A similar trend was observed in the rate of fatal injuries (30 percent drop) among female workers in the 12 years 2014.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has recently improved its work environment by applying the principles of good work design in their Adelaide office.
Safe Work Australia is seeking views on proposed amendments to work health and safety for inorganic lead.
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.
Employees over the age of 65 are covered by workers’ compensation as clarified by Safe Work Australia.
Workers are also more likely to be less stressed doing shift work if they can openly discuss health and safety concerns with their managers.
A pet food processing company was awarded this year’s Workplace Participation Reward for effectively raising work health and safety awareness within their organisation.
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.
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 …
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.
Safe Work Australia will be holding a public consultation process on the exposure standards for hazardous chemicals used in workplaces.
Australian workers and businesses urged to make work health and safety a top priority throughout the year
National Safe Work Month 2015 have come to and end, but Safe Work Australia says giving importance to work health and safety should continue to be a top priority.
A Safe Work Australia report has been released by Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash on Thursday showing a consistent decline on the number of Australians killed at work.
Safe Work Australia has released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities, Australia 2014 report. The report was released by the Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash on Thursday morning.
A film commissioned by NT WorkSafe focusing on safety in the crocodile industry will close the month long Virtual Seminar Series as part of the Safe Work Month celebration.
Last year’s winner of the Workplace Participation Reward and National Safe Work Month Ambassador, Dennis Howe proved that prioritising safety can be beneficial to businesses.
Guidance material to assist workplaces in managing the risks of diesel exhaust exposure has been released by Safe Work Australia.