October is National Safe Work Month and Safe Work Australia is urging employers and workers to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s 13th annual Mines Safety Roadshow is happening in October and November and will raise awareness about mining-related safety and health issues.
Every year throughout October, Australians observe National Safe Work Month, which is a time for workers and employers to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace.
SafeWork SA’s new industry action plan will focus on initiatives to protect apprentices working on South Australian construction sites to improve health and safety within the sector.
A waste management company has been charged over the death of a female worker.
An earthmoving company has been fined $75,000 over a collapsed trench that trapped a worker resulting in serious injuries.
A breakfast seminar on the introduction and embedding of technology to enhance work health and safety was co-hosted by WorkSafe ACT, SafeWork NSW and the Safety Institute of Australia.
SafeWork NSW will be running its Mentor Program on the Far North Coast in 2018.
Two Department of Defence contractors are facing work health and safety charges following an incident in which a worker suffered serious injuries when an army vehicle that rolled forward as it was being towed.
A manufacturer has committed over $1.5 million for safety improvements after a worker was injured at their Somersby plant in September 2014.
An additional $600,000 State Budget has been allocated to provide more support for the Safe Farming Tasmania Program over the next four years.
The WA Government has announced today the development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for Western Australia.
Auckland, NZ, – A fire protection consultant in Auckland was fined $60,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $194,715 after pleading guilty to one charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 following an incident, wherein a worker doing fire alarm installation work fell from a ladder and is now tetraplegic.
Safe Work Australia has released the notifiable fatalities monthly report for February 2017.
Farmers and parents are urged to keep children out of hazardous workplaces, particularly on farms during the school holidays.
A gold producer has been fined $90,000 in the Karratha Magistrates Court for failing to provide a safe working environment and causing the death of an underground jumbo operator’s offside at a gold mine in the Pilbara region.
Comcare has launched a new Infographic outlining practical actions that supervisors and coworkers can take to support a team member following injury.
A construction company in NSW has been fined $90,000 over a 2013 incident where a young worker’s skull was pierced by a steel reo bar that flew to the cabin of the excavator he was operating.
Christchurch, New Zealand – A packaging company was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 reparations after a worker was trapped unconscious in a machine he was carrying out a maintenance on when an unlocked metal plate collapsed on him.
A horticultural company and its director have been fined for negligence for work health and safety that left a worker a tetraplegic.
A crane hire and rigging company has been convicted and fined $11,800 after pleading guilty to two breaches of Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act for failing to comply with a health and safety duty.