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.
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 …