California, USA – A pool worker was awarded $6.7 million after he suffered severe burns while at work.
A company in South Australia was fined $48,000 plus costs after a worker sustained severe crush injuries and multiple leg fractures from a workplace incident. The company was prosecuted for failing to provide and maintain plant in a safe condition having failed to adequately guard a paver stacking machine. The workers was operating the paver …
Safe Work Australia has recently released an updated worker fatalities report with 140 Australian workers killed at work as at 21 October 2014.
Winners of the Return to Work Awards have been announced during the Return to Work Conference Expo on Monday, 20 October.
Excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions but replacing an hour of sitting with standing can reduce health risks – this and more will be presented at Sports Medicine Australia’s be active 2014 conference this week in Canberra.
As part of the Victorian WorkCover Authority Health and Safety Week, safety experts will be featured in a series of seminars across Victoria.
WorkCover NSW and the Motor Traders’ Association (MTA) of NSW have signed a partnership agreement to continue their collaboration in addressing work health and safety issues within the automotive industry.
A transport company has been fined more than $50,000 for operating unsafe vehicles following an investigation over a crash at Mona Vale in Sydney’s suburbs in October 2013.
Workers, businesses and work health and safety representatives are encouraged to participate at the Victorian WorkCover Authority’s Health and Safety Week, beginning on 20 October.
A SafeWork SA supported safety project, The Manufacturing Safety for Supervisors aims to develop a cross-platform open-access training package to provide relevant information, skills and insights into some of the safety issues faced by supervisors in modern workplaces.
Investigation into the electrocution of an Irish tradesman while working on Sydney’s northern beaches was caused by minimal training, poor supervision and the worker’s decision to do a work he is not very familiar with.
As South Australia observes Safe Work Week, SafeWork SA reminds everyone to think of safety before work starts, not after an incident or when time allows.
An increase in the number of workers seriously injured while using machinery over the past 12 months prompted WorkCover NSW to launch an industry safety project next month to prevent more injuries from happening.
More inspection programs targeted towards restaurants will be conducted throughout the 2014/15 financial year, according to WorkSafe WA.
A bakery in Applecross, Western Australia has been fined $9000 and more than $900 in costs over serious injuries of a worker when he was trapped in a dough mixer.
A recent survey conducted by Comcare showed that perceptions of people who suffered work-related injuries, their relationship with their employer as well as their own personal characteristics can influence the length of time they are away from work and the cost of their claims.
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has partnered with the Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia and PEER VET to provide asbestos awareness training for new apprentices in South Australia.
More and more Western Australians are diagnosed with mesothelioma at an alarming rate.
A global safety expert is currently visiting Perth to look into mining expertise in autonomous technology and develop a set of safety standards worldwide.
The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau has released its report into the death of a transport worker in the WA Goldfields, and it shows that workers were not trained adequately in safety and road-rail maintenance.
A new study conducted by Professor Brian Maguire from Central Queensland University revealed that paramedics have the highest fatality rate among all jobs in Australia.