Agricultural contractor fined for the death of fatigued worker

Reported by Haydee | 11 May, 2018

Work fatigue should not compromise worker safety. This is the message WorkSafe New Zealand wants to share with employers and workers following the sentencing of an agricultural contractor for the death of a worker in 2016.


Saliva, blood tests may soon be used to detect work fatigue

Reported by Haydee | 13 Sep, 2017

The Monash University-led study found specific markers or biomarkers linked to reduced alertness, including eye movement patterns, blood-based metabolites, chemiresistor signal responses and various speed parameters.

Truck sleeper cabs safety

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2013

WorkSafe WA is looking closely at sleeper cabs in trucks involved in long distance trips after a truck driver died early this year. Inspectors who investigated the incident were alerted to problems with sleeper cabs and were prompted to investigate into this issue further. There were 16 Prohibition Notices issued to a transport company. Inspectors …

Feedback sought for draft Managing the Risk of Fatigue at Work Guide

Reported by Haydee | 26 Mar, 2013

Comcare is asking for public comments and feedback on the draft Managing the Risk of Fatigue at Work Guide released by Safe Work Australia. The draft model guide offers practical guidance for duty holders on managing fatigue and ensuring that it does not contribute to health and safety risks at the workplace. Feedback can be …

WorkCover issues reminder to prevent heat stress

Reported by Haydee | 15 Nov, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW has recently issued a reminder to all regional businesses and workers to protect themselves when working under the sun to prevent fatigue. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson said employers must take the lead in protecting their workers from ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight as …

Fatigued miners contribute to increase in number of road accidents

Reported by Haydee | 13 Aug, 2012

Fatigued miners contribute to the increase of road accidents in Central Queensland. Royal Flying Doctor Services’ Rockhampton manager, Patricia Short said that fatigued miners are contributing to the increase in the number of road accidents in Central Queensland. According to a report from The Morning Bulletin, RFDS carried out 2170 patient transports from the Rockhampton …

Heart attack victim not declared dead, says Ambulance Victoria

Reported by Haydee | 09 Jul, 2012

Ambulance Victoria denied allegations that a woman was declared dead by paramedics after suffering from a heart attack in May. SafetyCulture reported last week that a 62-year-old woman collapsed in her Lalor home after suffering from a heart attack and according to a report in The Age newspaper, Paramedics who attended to the woman allegedly …

Australian workers suffer from fatigue epidemic, study reveals

Reported by Haydee | 06 Mar, 2012

A new study revealed that Australian workers, especially parents are suffering from worker fatigue “epidemic.” The Sydney Morning Herald reports that psychologists from the University of South Australia, Natalie Skinner and Jill Dorian conducted a survey to around 970 workers and self-employed business people on their moods, access to leave as well as work and …