A company has been fined $75,000 over an incident in 2013 that resulted to the amputation of a young worker’s leg.
A scrap metal business in South Australia was convicted and fined $39,000 in the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work to protect workers while loading and unloading trucks.
Victoria’s workers’ compensation scheme remains to be in a financially stable position, as shown in the 2014/15 results released on Thursday by WorkSafe Victoria.
The appeal was dismissed on Wednesday. The Court of Appeal did not accept the company’s argument that the fines imposed should be according to the seriousness of the employees’ injuries.
Unions said failure to report the incidents as lost time injury indicates “deep problems with the project and its work culture”.
An industrial psychologist believes taking pride in safety milestones may partly be the reason in the rising number of workplace-related deaths in the Queensland mining industry.
Three of the biggest Australian supermarket chains are included in the list of companies with the worst injury rates, according to a new research. The researchers examined how often these companies recorded injuries which resulted to time lost from work (Lost time injury frequency rates or LTIFR) The report, Safety Spotlight: ASX100 Companies & More released …
A Taiwanese meatworker who appeared on a TV program to be the face of alleged exploitation of working holiday visa workers has been stood down from work after helping an injured co-worker.
A new safety video was released by WorkCover NSW to demonstrate the risks of fatally falling due to unsafe loading and unloading flatbed trucks and trailers.
WorkCover Queensland will visit businesses in the construction, manufacturing and retail industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injuries.
WorkSafe Queensland is calling on everyone who employed a household worker to renew their Household Worker Policy by 19 December 2014.
A recent survey conducted by Comcare showed that perceptions of people who suffered work-related injuries, their relationship with their employer as well as their own personal characteristics can influence the length of time they are away from work and the cost of their claims.
A new initiative to promote safety through the life-changing stories of Australian paralympians has been launched by the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).
Finalists for the 2014 Return to Work Awards, which recognise those who have played a significant role in the return to work process, have recently been announced.
A new campaign has been launched by the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet at the NSW Farmers Conference on Tuesday.
A furniture retailer has been fined $30,000 after two of its employees were injured when an elevating work platform toppled over at one of its stores.
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 …
Townsville – A man was seriously injured after he was crushed under a hydraulic machine at a refinery in north Queensland.
A plumber who claims to have suffered back injury after repeatedly jumping in and out of his truck to fix Townsville’s sewerage is suing the city council for $535,120.80.
A food company has been fined $11,000 and $1316 in costs over a young worker’s serious work injury in 2010. The company pleaded guilty in November for failing to provide a safe work environment, and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. The fine was reduced due to the employer’s guilty plea and …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library A mine worker who slipped over a toxic spill at a mine site near Kakadu last week was not injured. This is according to the operator of the Northern Territory uranium mine. They also denied allegations that the man fell into the slurry of acid and uranium up to his armpits. According …