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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.


Return to Work Awards 2014 finalists announced

Reported by Haydee | 05 Sep, 2014

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.


Alive and Well campaign launched

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014

A new campaign has been launched by the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet at the NSW Farmers Conference on Tuesday.


Furniture company fined over worker fall

Reported by Haydee | 09 Jul, 2014

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.

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Work safety partnership in forestry industry renewed

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

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 …

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Worker crushed under hydraulic machine

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jun, 2014

Townsville – A man was seriously injured after he was crushed under a hydraulic machine at a refinery in north Queensland.


Townsville: Plumber sues council for back injury

Reported by Haydee | 21 Apr, 2014

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.

Company fined for worker’s serious burns

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2013

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 …

Worker not injured after falling over toxic spill

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2013

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 …

Safe Work Australia report shows no change in work fatality rate

Reported by Haydee | 05 Dec, 2013

A new data released by Safe Work Australia shows there has been no change in the last two years in the number of worker fatalities. According to the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities, Australia 2012, there were 223 workers who died due to work injuries in 2012. Key findings of the report include: Two thirds of …

Chemical incident at Cloverlea leaves three workers critical

Reported by Haydee | 27 Nov, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library At least three workers are in serious condition while others are injured following an accident at a dairy farm in Victoria. According to initial news reports, the workers were trapped while working inside a water tank in a Cloverlea farm, near Warragul. They have suffered a reaction to the chemical contents of …

Strategy to protect young workers launched

Reported by Haydee | 26 Nov, 2013

A strategy launched on Friday includes recommendations from young workers  on reducing injuries and deaths in the workplace. South Australia’s Work Health and Safety Youth Strategy, focuses on young workers (15 to 24), who are most vulnerable to injuries due to inexperience. “A teenage or young worker is often unaware of how important it is …

Retail worker’s injuries were preventable

Reported by Haydee | 08 Nov, 2013

A footwear retailer has been convicted and fined $33,000 plus legal fees after a worker was injured at work. SafeWork SA prosecuted the company for failing to provide and maintain plant in a safe condition and failing to provide a safe system of work. A retail assistant was injured in May 2011 while attempting to …

Injury heat maps released

Reported by Haydee | 05 Nov, 2013

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has recently published a series of heat maps showing relative harm by occupation for each of five Queensland regions. The harm index is a ratio of total statutory costs (an indicator of severity) to exposure (number of workers covered) to give an assessment of risk. The index combines workers’ compensation …