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August is Tradies National Health Month

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jul, 2014

The Australian Physiotherapy Association together with Steel Blue have declared August the National Tradies’ Health Month to educate and engage tradies on the importance of health and safety.

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Work safety partnership in forestry industry renewed

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has renewed its partnership with Forestry Corporation of NSW to develop effective approaches to work health and safety and injury management in the forestry industry. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said the partnership which was first signed in 2011 has achieved significant progress in recent …

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WA business fined over worker’s crushed thumb

Reported by Haydee | 26 Jun, 2014

A vegetable packing and export business in Wattleup has been fined $33,000 and around $1,200 in costs due to lack of machinery guarding which resulted to a worker’s thumb being crushed.

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Former owners of hairdressing salon pleaded guilty to using harmful products

Reported by Haydee | 29 May, 2014

Former Sydney hairdressing business owners were fined $25,000 each for failure to ensure keratin products in their salon were safe to use. The owners pleaded guilty in the Local Court of NSW last month to two offences under Section 33 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 for failing to comply with work health …

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Action plan to ensure work safety during highway upgrade

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2014

WorkCover NSW and Thiess Pty Ltd has formally sealed their commitment to ensuring workers’ safety during the construction of the Frederickton to Eungai (F2E) Pacific Highway Upgrade Project with the signing of an action plan.

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Changes to QLD workplace health and safety laws endorsed

Reported by Haydee | 08 Apr, 2014

Master Electricians Australia on Thursday endorsed reforms to workplace health and safety laws in Queensland to ensure genuine safety concerns were prioritised “without being abused for industrial purposes.”

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Sawmill owners fined $1M for Burns Lake blast

Reported by Haydee | 07 Apr, 2014

Canada – The owners of a Burns Lake sawmill has been fined more than $1 million for its role in a 2012 fire and explosion that killed two workers.

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Proposed changes to compo scheme introduced

Reported by Haydee | 28 Mar, 2014

The Government introduced this month changes to the Comcare scheme which seeks to expand access for national employers to compensation and work health and safety coverage.

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Safety alliance renewed

Reported by Haydee | 05 Mar, 2014

WorkCover NSW and the University of Wollongong (UOW) have renewed their safety alliance to prevent workplace injuries for staff, students, visitors and contractors. The partnership will involve implementing effective injury management systems. The alliance, which was signed in 2011, aims to address work health and safety challenges that a university presents. WorkCover’s Work Health and …

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Focus On Industry – House Construction Project launched

Reported by Haydee | 18 Feb, 2014

WorkCover NSW has recently launched a project aimed at improving safety in the State’s house construction industry after more than 150 workers were seriously injured or killed at work in the last two years.