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Rebate for estuary fishermen in NSW

Reported by Haydee | 15 Apr, 2014

Estuary fishermen are encouraged to take advantage of the $500 estuarine fishing small business rebate.

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Study: Falls one of the leading causes of workplace fatality in Australia

Reported by Haydee | 04 Apr, 2014

A new report from Safe Work Australia, Work-related injuries and fatalities involving a fall from height, Australia revealed that injuries received while working at height confirms that falls are one of the leading causes of death and serious injuries in Australian workplaces.

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WorkCover Small Business Tour in NSW towns

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2014

WorkCover NSW, together wirh the Orana Regional Business Enterprise Centre will conduct a Western Plains Small Business Safety Tour next week to promote safety in NSW businesses.

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New study to focus on reducing musculoskeletal problems in workers

Reported by Haydee | 11 Mar, 2014

A new study being conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland will look at ways to reduce musculoskeletal problems in office workers. Researchers aim to identify which intervention would be more beneficial for workers and employers – an ergonomic assessment plus health promotion, or ergonomic assessment plus exercise training.

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Safety alliance renewed

Reported by Haydee | 05 Mar, 2014

WorkCover NSW and the University of Wollongong (UOW) have renewed their safety alliance to prevent workplace injuries for staff, students, visitors and contractors. The partnership will involve implementing effective injury management systems. The alliance, which was signed in 2011, aims to address work health and safety challenges that a university presents. WorkCover’s Work Health and …

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Workplace Quit Smoking Program

Reported by Haydee | 27 Feb, 2014

Workers and businesses are encouraged to participate in the free Workplace Quit Smoking Program, which is a key activity of the Workplaces for Wellness Initiative.

Miners’ memorial nearing completion

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2014

A memorial to honour workers who have died in mining accidents in the Goldfields since 1892 is now nearing completion. ABC News reported that the miners’ memorial will hold more than 1400 names of workers.

Pay drops for safety managers as pressure to do more increases

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2014

A recent safesearch survey on safety managers revealed that some of them have experienced significant drops in remuneration. The survey was conducted to more than 1000 WHS and health safety and environment individuals at 130 predominantly ASX 200 companies. Salaries of WHS Managers in Western Australia dropped by 20.8 percent from $227,073 last year, to …

Company improves safety standards after worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library An almond processor announced the completion of its investigation into the death of a farm worker in north-west Victoria in 2013. The 55-year –old worker was operating a tractor at an almond orchard at Robinvale south of Mildura, when he died in August last year. The police and WorkSafe investigated the incident …

Businesses reopen after asbestos scare

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A few of the businesses which closed when loose asbestos was discovered in a building in Dickson have already reopened. According to ACT Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe, the prohibition notice was lifted on two of the five businesses in the commercial building along Woolley Street, Dickson after testing for asbestos traces …

Construction workers to face mandatory alcohol and drug testing

Reported by Haydee | 07 Feb, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Construction workers on all new government-funded projects will have to face random drug and alcohol testing, the Herald Sun reports. Widespread concerns on drug use in construction sites have prompted the crackdown. Companies bidding for government projects would also have to commit to have security measures in place. Premier Denis Napthine believes …