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Aircraft wreckage found in Queensland

Reported by Haydee | 21 Apr, 2015

The wreckage of a single engine aircraft, which was reported missing has been located around 39km north west of Gympie in Queensland.

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Search for missing seafarer concluded

Reported by Haydee | 17 Apr, 2015

Authorities have concluded the search for a man overboard from a bulk carrier, east of Fraser Island in Queensland on Wednesday, 15 April, following an extensive search operation and supporting expert medical advice.

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Draft guideline on tyre safety released

Reported by Haydee | 14 Apr, 2015

The Department of Mines and Petroleum’s Resources Safety Division has recently released a draft guideline on tyre safety for earth-moving machinery.

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NT WorkSafe warns against using uncertified gas cookers

Reported by Haydee | 07 Apr, 2015

NT WorkSafe has recently released a safety warning on the health and safety risks of portable butane gas cookers which are not compliant with Australian Standards. According to NT WorkSafe, testing on several portable butane gas cookers has been conducted after a number of fire and explosions incidents during use has been reported. “The testing …

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Work health and wellbeing forums to be held in Queensland

Reported by Haydee | 02 Apr, 2015

WorkCover Queensland will conduct several work health and wellbeing leadership breakfast forums throughout Queensland to assist managers and leaders in leveraging work health and wellbeing to improve injury prevention and return to work.

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Independent review on neurotrauma program reveals positive results

Reported by Haydee | 26 Mar, 2015

An independent review into the Neurotrauma Research Program reveals the benefits it can provide to Victorians with brain and spinal cord injuries. The review also found that the program has the potential to save millions of dollars in government expenditures.

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Study: Work Health & Safety Perceptions in the Manufacturing Industry

Reported by Haydee | 12 Mar, 2015

A new study from Safe Work Australia shows that manufacturing workers are exposed to a number of occupational health hazards. It also suggests that higher order hazard controls like substitution and elimination were not being utilised as much as they should in this particular industry.

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Vehicle trailer coupling check encouraged

Reported by Haydee | 09 Mar, 2015

Following two incidents involving heavy vehicles in 2014, SafeWork SA is urging heavy vehicle operators to conduct regular inspections on all vehicle trailer connections and to check for loose components, cracks or dents, further to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

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Augusta Zadow Scholarships now accepting applications

Reported by Haydee | 09 Mar, 2015

Applications for the 2015 ‘Augusta Zadow’ Scholarships, which recognise outstanding workplace health and safety initiatives for women in South Australia are now being accepted.