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.
An open public consultation for proposed changes to better support NSW’s injured workers to return to work has been opened on Thursday.
Truck drivers who were protesting at a supermarket in Parramatta have been arrested this morning.
Australian workers and businesses urged to make work health and safety a top priority throughout the year
National Safe Work Month 2015 have come to and end, but Safe Work Australia says giving importance to work health and safety should continue to be a top priority.
The seminar today will show how better design at the start of construction projects can protect health and safety of workers and benefit businesses.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch assured workers and the public that it is safe to resume work at the site.
A demolition company in Sydney has been fined $120,000 following an incident in 2013 where a worker suffered serious head injury after a steel bar pierce into his skull while operating an excavator.
A crane driver was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care of the safety of others and was fined $2500 plus costs of $594 following an incident in which the crane he was operating brought down power lines in Osborne Park.
More than a thousand construction workers walked off the job at a new hospital in Kawana due to safety concerns.
A company has been fined $75,000 over an incident in 2013 that resulted to the amputation of a young worker’s leg.
The new version follows a new, higher level structure to make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards, with increased importance given to risk.
A prohibition notice was issued to a South Australian company following a Four Corners report exposing the exploitation of workers on farms and companies supplying Australia’s largest supermarkets and food chains
With the theme “Evolution of mechanical safety – 25 years and beyond”, the seminar highlighted changes and improvements to safety in the NSW mining industry.
Unions said failure to report the incidents as lost time injury indicates “deep problems with the project and its work culture”.
The male guard was fatally injured when he was hit by a cement truck entering the Cement Australia manufacturing plant at Kandos in Central West NSW.