Safety inspectors to visit farms in the Wide Bay region

Reported by Haydee | 06 Aug, 2013

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. …

WorkSafe inspections to focus on automotive repairs

Reported by Haydee | 06 Aug, 2013

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 …

Improvement notices issued to Shepparton businesses

Reported by Haydee | 23 Aug, 2012

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 …

QLD: Firm Fined for Faulty Plant, Inadequate Inspection

Reported by Julia | 03 Sep, 2010

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 …