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Earthmoving company fined $110,000 for work safety breaches

Reported by Haydee | 04 Apr, 2016

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.

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WHS networking session to be held in Hobart

Reported by Haydee | 01 Feb, 2016

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.

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Protect young workers from injuries, urges SafeWork

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2016

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.

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Farm deaths on the rise

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

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.

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Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

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 …

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Factsheet: Working in Hot Conditions

Reported by Haydee | 21 Dec, 2015

A fact sheet on working in hot conditions has been released by SafeWork SA to provide practical advice for preventing heat-related illnesses as well as the health and safety risks that workers face when working in extreme heat.