Safe Work Australia releases farm safety report

Reported by Haydee | 12 Mar, 2013

The recent Safe Work Australia report, Work-related injuries and fatalities on Australian farms found 1 in 6 workers killed in Australia were working on a farm. According to a media release by Safe Work Australia, the report monitored statistics over an eight year period until 30 June 2011. Only 3 percent of workers were employed …

Skin cancer claims doubled in less than a decade

Reported by Haydee | 06 Dec, 2011

The amount of compensation claims that businesses spend to workers suffering from skin cancer has doubled in less than a decade. This is according to a report provided by the Cancer Council in Western Australia which says that total compensation claims for skin cancer has increased to $4 million in 2008-2009 from $2 million in …

WorkSafe Victoria’s pre-Christmas blitz to target domestic construction sites

Reported by Haydee | 28 Nov, 2011

A pre-Christmas blitz of domestic housing sites will be conducted by WorkSafe construction inspectors in Melbourne’s west from 8 December. Worksafe’s Construction and Utilities Division acting Director, Allan Beacom said that the pre-Christmas blitz is the first of a series of statewide campaign visits concentrating on basic safety issues. “At this time of the year …