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New ACT Work Safety Commissioner announced

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jul, 2016

Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Mick Gentleman made the announcement on Tuesday, appointing Mr. Greg Jones as new work safety commissioner for ACT.

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Construction company fined over 2011 workplace fatality in Brisbane

Reported by Haydee | 13 May, 2016

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 The company breached the then Commonwealth Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991, which has been replaced by the Work Health and Safety Act that came into effect in 2012.

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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.