WA company fined over amputation of worker’s finger

Reported by Haydee | 06 Nov, 2012

A Palmyra-based company has been fined $10,000 over an incident at work which resulted in the amputation of a worker’s finger. The food processing company pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last Wednesday. In February 2010, the worker was operating a …

Entries for Dive Safety Awards now accepted

Reported by Haydee | 01 Aug, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is now accepting entries for the Dive Safety Awards 2012. The Dive Safety Awards recognise safety champions in Queensland’s dive and snorkelling industry. It also provides an opportunity for tour operators to showcase their world class safety procedures. This year, WHSQ is inviting Queensland dive and snorkelling operators and …

Return to Work Inspectors to visit Dandenong employers

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jul, 2012

Photo: WorkSafe Victoria Dandenong employers can expect a visit from Return to Work Inspectors over the next month to make sure they are meeting their return to work obligations for injured workers. As part of their visits, inspectors will focus on workplaces where workers have suffered an injury and have not been able to return …