Power company offers counselling to workers at a power station following explosion

Reported by Haydee | 16 Nov, 2015

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 …

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Scaffolder fined for worker’s fall

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2015

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.

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WorkCover Connect launched

Reported by Haydee | 15 Oct, 2015

WorkCover Queensland has launched WorkCover Connect, a new online service to assist Queensland businesses in effectively managing workers’ compensation.


Scrap metal business fined after worker loses finger

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2015

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.

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Company’s appeal on $375,000 fine dismissed

Reported by Haydee | 15 Sep, 2015

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.

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Research: Australia’s leading supermarkets have worst safety records

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2015

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 …


WorkCover Queensland to visit Mackay

Reported by Haydee | 02 Mar, 2015

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.


Renew your Household Worker Policy

Reported by Haydee | 02 Dec, 2014

WorkSafe Queensland is calling on everyone who employed a household worker to renew their Household Worker Policy by 19 December 2014.