Legal proceedings against a national waste management company have commenced over a truck crash in Adelaide which killed two people.
Several incidents involving firefighting fatalities show that inadequate communication while working in fire grounds can cost the safety of emergency personnel and may contribute to the injuries and death of firefighters.
New figures released by WorkSafe Victoria shows that a record number of Victorian businesses and individuals are being prosecuted and fined for failing to keep workplaces safe.
A WA company has been fined $60,000 for exposing a worker to a hazard during an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in Pilbara.
In New Zealand, farmers are being urged to take extra precaution when working around animals following a spike in cases of leptospirosis in Northland. They are also urged to vaccinate their livestock.
WorkSafe and VicRoads commence work on new strategy to improve road safety around construction works
The strategy aims to educate the construction industry on the importance of ensuring traffic management arrangements meet both road safety and workplace safety requirements.
The Queensland Government will invest on a Townsville-based tech firm which has developed a way of using mobile phones to make travel between job sites safer.
A man has been convicted of impersonating a SafeWork SA inspector and was fined $15,000.
A construction company based in Sydney, including its director has been given the second largest work health and safety fine in New South Wales in relation to the death of a worker at a construction site in Hurstville.
A Bill contributing to increased safety for juvenile offenders, staff, and the public has been introduced by the Northern Territory Government.
Australian businesses encouraged to take part in the World day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day
Safe Work Australia is encouraging businesses all over Australia to take part in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday, 28 April.
A WorkSafe inspection program looking at safety in restaurants and cafes found several areas of concern within the industry.
A meat company in New Zealand has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 in relation to an incident that seriously injured a worker.
SafeWork NSW will focus on the industry after it recorded $8.6 million in worker’s compensation claims over the past nine years.
A man has been shot in the chest with a nail gun at a worksite north of Brisbane.
Inspections will focus on operational priority areas of manual tasks, machine guarding, mobile plant and vehicle movement, falls from height, electricity, hazardous substances and slips, trips and falls.
A team of researchers from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia have presented a new type of firefighting foam which becomes stronger when exposed to high temperatures.
It will push factories to upgrade to raise work safety standards. Companies who will not comply will have to face penalties.
CFMEU reminds businesses that exposing workers to hot weather conditions is a critical safety hazard which can cause serious illnesses and urged them to protect workers this time of the year.
The club faces a maximum fine of $305,000.
An incident in which 21 people were injured in a Korean tunnel in October prompted the Department of Mines and Petroleum to focus on vehicles that may be carrying dangerous goods using the Northbridge Tunnel.