Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released a safety alert to highlight the risk of collapse of self-supporting signs, and to raise awareness of the need to properly design, maintain and inspect sign structures.
SafeWork NSW has launched a week-long forklift safety inspection as part of its ‘Take forking seriously’ program.
WorkSafe Victoria safety inspectors will continue to inspect rides over the summer to ensure safety as the carnival season nears.
WorkSafe inspectors will soon visit construction sites across the ACT this month as part of a concerted effort on scaffolding safety.
The latest inspection program found that issues identified in the previous program were still present.
Some areas of concern have been raised following a proactive inspection in Western Australia’s waste recycling industry.
Prompted by a significant number of lost-time injuries in takeaway food outlets, WorkSafe WA will conduct a proactive inspection program to look at work safety issues.
WorkSafe inspectors will soon conduct a proactive inspection program to check on safety issues in pubs, taverns, and bars.
More than 400 dangerous goods sites across Western Australia have been inspected as part of an inspection program by Dangerous Goods officers from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
WorkSafe WA will conduct a proactive inspection program next week at construction sites in Perth’s CBD.
WorkSafe WA will conduct an inspection of construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs during the last week of February.
A safety inspection conducted by WorkSafe WA in the vegetable growing industry highlighted concerns on mobile plant and hazardous substances in the industry.
The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year and will focus on owners and property managers of shopping centres.
A prohibition notice was issued to a South Australian company following a Four Corners report exposing the exploitation of workers on farms and companies supplying Australia’s largest supermarkets and food chains
WorkSafe will implement an inspection program which will examine the safety standards in electrical, electronic and gas appliance retailing for the remainder of the 2014/15 financial year.
Photo: SafetyCulture Library Safety inspectors will visit fruit and vegetable farms in the Wide Bay region of south-east Queensland this month to make sure managers and contractors are complying with health and safety laws. Workplace Health and Safety Principal rural inspector, Fiona O’Sullivan, told ABC News that Wide Bay is considered a high risk area. …
An inspection program in Western Australia is being conducted to look at safety standards in automotive repair workplaces. This program will be implemented throughout the 2013-14 financial year, and will focus on workplaces that carry out automotive body, paint and interior repairs. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said the automotive repair sector is being targeted because …
More than 85 improvement notices were issued to small businesses in Shepparton during the ‘Safe Towns’ workplace blitz last week. WorkSafe Group Leader for Shepparton, Simon Brown was happy to see that some businesses were prepared for the inspection but said that there was still room for improvement in some workplaces. “It was pleasing that …
A mining engineering company has been fined $40,000 over failing to ensure workplace safety, resulting to injuries for a worker. At the Wynnum Industrial Magistrates Court on July 2, the company pleaded guilty to breaching section 24 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. having failed to ensure workplace safety. The court was told …