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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 …

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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.

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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 & …

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 …