TAS: Rise in Workplace Injuries

Reported by Admin | 17 Aug, 2011

According to figures released by WorkCover Tasmania this week, workplace injuries are on the rise in Tasmania. A total of 9721 people were hurt at work in 2010 – up five per cent on the previous year. About half of the injuries were traumatic joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuries and about 70 per cent …

VIC: Prostitute Sues Employer Over Assault

Reported by Admin | 13 Jul, 2011

A Melbourne prostitute who was assaulted by a client for refusing to have unprotected sex intends to sue her former brothel for failing to provide a safe workplace. The woman claims the brothel failed to protect her.  She was assaulted in August last year when she refused to have sex with a client without a …

WA: Man Loses Leg in Mining Accident

Reported by Admin | 10 Jul, 2011

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is investigating an incident where a man has reportedly lost one leg and had his other leg crushed at a Port Hedland mining facility in the Pilbara region on Friday. A spokeswoman from the mine confirmed there had been a “serious incident” involving a contractor during maintenance work at the …

VIC: Safety Blitz on Melbourne Suburb

Reported by Admin | 27 Apr, 2011

WorkSafe inspectors will attend businesses in Clayton in a safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of workplace accidents in the Monash area. Next month, ten inspectors will spend a week visiting about 100 workplaces of all sizes ranging from small businesses to large manufacturing plants, targeting unsafe workplaces. The inspectors will be in Clayton …

WA: Construction Firm Found Guilty over Cyclone George Deaths

Reported by Admin | 25 Oct, 2010

A construction company has been fined for safety violations when a cyclone hit the Pilbara region in Western Australia. The company was charged after Cyclone George tore through a rail camp in 2007, killing two people and injuring dozens others. Supreme Court Judge Michael Murray found the company guilty, overturning the acquittal by the Perth …

TAS: State Sees Drop in Injuries

Reported by Admin | 08 Sep, 2010

WorkCover Tasmania says less Tasmanians have been injured last year, a sign that safety messages have a positive impact in safety systems of businesses. About 9000 work-related injuries were recorded in 2009, around 700 less than the previous year. WorkCover’s Dr Rob Walters said it signifies workplace safety is being taken seriously. “The message seems …

VIC: WorkSafe Urges Better Education for Rural Workers

Reported by Admin | 21 May, 2010

WorkSafe is advising workers in regional and rural areas to arm themselves with more information on safety standards in the workplace. According to the safety watchdog, work injuries are more likely to be serious and deaths are more prone to happen in rural zones than in urban ones. It also said businesses in rural areas …

WA: Company to be sentenced over young worker’s death

Reported by Admin | 16 Apr, 2010

A drilling company is about to be sentenced next month over a workplace incident which cost the life of its worker in 2007. The Goldfields company has pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain systems of work. In March 2007, a 19-year-old employee was working at a Gindalbie Station, 50 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie. …

QLD: Entries now accepted for 2010 Work Safe Awards

Reported by Admin | 13 Apr, 2010

Queensland businesses and individuals are once again encouraged to take part in this year’s Queensland Work Safe Awards and be honored as leaders in the field. Now in its 5th year, the Work Safe Awards recognises the best practices of businesses and individuals in safety systems, solutions and practices in the workplace. The event celebrates, …

SA: Manufacturing Firm Fined for Lack of OHS System

Reported by Admin | 11 Apr, 2010

A leading supplier to the construction industry has been fined over a workplace accident in 2007, which caused serious leg injuries to a worker. The manufacturing firm pleaded guilty to breaching section 19(1) of the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986 in failing to provide a safe system of work and to maintain plant …

VIC: WorkSafe to Visit Portland

Reported by Admin | 02 Mar, 2010

As part of it Safe Towns program, Worksafe will conduct a breakfast briefing on March 11 in Portland in preparation for the safety inspection from March 22 to 26. The free breakfast briefing for small businesses will give information on what to expect from the safety inspection conducted by Worksafe inspectors. The highlights of the …

TAS: Increase in Number of Work Injuries

Reported by Admin | 07 Sep, 2006

According to figures released by WorkCover Tasmania this week, workplace injuries are on the rise in Tasmania. A total of 9721 people were hurt at work in 2010 – an increase of five per cent on the previous year. The statistics were released as part of the launch of the WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2011 program …