Mine company fined for worker’s injury

Reported by Haydee | 21 Aug, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A mine management company was fined $100,000 at BunBury Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment. In 2008, an electrical contractor suffered severe burns at a plant near Collie. According to investigations, an explosion occurred on 23 October 2008 after oxygen levels were too high …

Traffic Control Procedures Changed After Close Calls

Reported by Admin | 04 Aug, 2012

The primary provider for air traffic control services in Australia has reviewed and changed some of its operating procedures after near misses to improve their safety processes. In April this year there was a “breakdown of separation” where two commercial planes passed within 3.5 nautical miles of each other after being compelled to change their …

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 …

Two companies fined over death of workers

Reported by Haydee | 15 May, 2012

Two companies were fined $140,000 over the deaths of two workers during an explosion in Broome in 2008. The company which runs the Broome depot was fined $80,000 while the transport company fined with $60,000 over the death of these workers.They were also charged with failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment which …