Safe Work Australia has recently released a new infographic to help tradies stay safe and healthy at work as part of Tradies Health Month.
A union claims that Dandenong’s Australia Post centre suffer high injury rates.
A company was fined $65,000 in Perth Magistrates Court last week following an incident which seriously injured a worker back in 2012.
An incident in which a worker’s arm was amputated resulted in a $165,000 fine for a mushroom farm at Oakville, a suburb of Sydney.
A worker was fatally injured after he reportedly fell from a construction site in Carlton in Melbourne’s inner north early Monday morning.
The Police Association of South Australia and the SA Government have reached an agreement to provide ongoing medical cover and income support for police officers who have been injured in the line of duty, who have not been able to return to work within two years of their injury.
Employees over the age of 65 are covered by workers’ compensation as clarified by Safe Work Australia.
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.
Safety inspectors will look at priority areas including manual tasks, slips, trips and falls, electricity, hazardous substances, falls from height, safe movement of vehicles and machine guarding.
The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $35,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court last week. The Director pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $17,500.
A metal fabrication company has been fined $90,000 following a labour hire worker’s death in its metal fabrication workshop.
A construction company and one of its project managers have been fined more than 55,000 following an incident where a crane rolled over during the construction of a hall at a Prestons Catholic School.
A pub owner has been fined $150,000 after a worker was seriously injured from a work-related incident.
A power company offers counselling to workers at the Liddell power station after an explosion on Thursday afternoon. AGL is providing counselling services to the workers who may be traumatised by the incident. ABC reported that two workers were injured in the explosion. One of the workers suffered burns to his face and hands, while …
A man has been taken to a Bundaberg hospital following an incident involving a timber harvester.
SafeWork NSW has recently issued a safety alert for owners and users of building maintenance units (BMUs) and suspended scaffolds highlighting the importance of ongoing inspection of critical components.
The Australian meat processing sector is gaining confidence on BladeStop with some businesses investing in the product.
A Sydney-based engineering firm has been fined $150,000 after a worker lost part of his foot when a steel beam weighing more than half a tonne fell on him.
The Perth-based scaffolder pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week.
WorkCover Queensland has launched WorkCover Connect, a new online service to assist Queensland businesses in effectively managing workers’ compensation.
A company has been fined $75,000 over an incident in 2013 that resulted to the amputation of a young worker’s leg.