The Federal Court in Brisbane handed down the penalty in Brisbane on Wednesday. The company breached the then Commonwealth Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991, which has been replaced by the Work Health and Safety Act that came into effect in 2012.
NT WorkSafe has recently established a pilot Small Business Safety Advisors (SBSAs) Program to provide one-to-one assistance for small to medium enterprises in improving their work health and safety standards.
Australian businesses encouraged to take part in the World day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day
Safe Work Australia is encouraging businesses all over Australia to take part in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday, 28 April.
A meat company in New Zealand has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 in relation to an incident that seriously injured a worker.
Comcare is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.
The Industrial Court handed down a $111,000 fine plus court fees to an earth moving company for failing to comply with providing a primary duty of care and for failing to comply with their health and safety duty, thereby exposing an individual to a risk of death or serious injury or illness.
SafeWork NSW will host a free event next week in Ballina to help small businesses learn more about improving work health and safety and recovery.
Safe Work Australia is partnering with Good Design Australia to present the Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design, as part of the 2016 Good Design Awards.
NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from a construction company which allegedly exposed its workers to asbestos.
The trigger point value of construction projects in the Northern Territory will increase up to $500,000 starting 4 April 2016.
The enforceable undertaking was accepted and WorkSafe is confident it will offer significant and ongoing commitments to improve work health and safety outcomes and compliance beyond what is required by the law.
Australian health and safety professionals’ wages increase, mental health in the workplace still a challenge
A recent survey conducted by health, safety, environment (HSE) and workers compensation recruitment specialists, safesearch, found the wages of health and safety professionals in Australia have increased, but many still struggle with the “changing scope of workplace safety”.
Better Work Tasmania together with Safety Institute of Australia will be hosting its first networking session this year featuring speakers sharing their work health and safety expertise.
Young workers below the age of 25 accounted for 16 percent of all injuries recorded in NSW workplaces during 2013/14. More than 15,000 young workers were injured during that period and seven killed across NSW.
The Essendon Bombers have today been fined $200,000 for work health and safety breaches in relation to the controversial 2012 players supplement program.
A report from the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety revealed that farm deaths are on the rise in the country.
Work health and safety achievers were some of this year’s Australia Day Honours recipients. Honours were given to people from different areas of expertise.
For coal miners, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung disease is a devastating consequence of devoting years of work in coal mines. Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be …
People nowadays have the need to constantly be connected. Mobile phone manufacturers have made it even easier for workers to connect, which can be a major distraction at work.
Workers are also more likely to be less stressed doing shift work if they can openly discuss health and safety concerns with their managers.
Researchers were able to establish that companies excelling in work health and safety outperformed Standard & Poor 500 average rate of return in investment simulations.