Rise of insecure work has led to less safe workplaces, says union

Reported by Haydee | 10 Sep, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) said that casual, contract and labour hire workers are less likely to fight for their right to have a safe workplace. According to ACTU, the rise of insecure work in Australia over the past decades has made workers less able to speak up for their …

Store operator fined over worker’s fall death

Reported by Haydee | 01 Aug, 2012

An electrical and gas store operator has been fined $90,000 over the death of a worker who fell 2.75 metres through the ceiling of their store in Mandurah in 2010. The operator pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace, causing the death of a female worker. The store comprising a large …

WorkCover releases safety warning following serious fall incidents

Reported by Haydee | 10 Apr, 2012

A safety warning on working from heights has been issued by WorkCover NSW following four serious incidents in recent months. John Watson, General Manager of WorkCover NSW Work Health and Safety Division said that three workers had died and one worker was seriously injured in separate incidents across the state. “Working from heights can be …