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Asbestos victims to benefit from insurance reforms

Reported by Haydee | 06 Aug, 2015

NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Mr Dominic Perrottet has released a statement on the role of the Dust Disease Board under the 2015 insurance reforms.

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Research: Australia’s leading supermarkets have worst safety records

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2015

Three of the biggest Australian supermarket chains are included in the list of companies with the worst injury rates, according to a new research. The researchers examined how often these companies recorded injuries which resulted to time lost from work (Lost time injury frequency rates or LTIFR) The report, Safety Spotlight: ASX100 Companies & More released …

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Moura Miner’s Memorial to begin construction

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jun, 2015

A new memorial will soon be erected at Moura in Queensland, thanks to a fund-raising effort by members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU).

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ACT Work Safety Commissioner given authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors failing in their safety obligations

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2015

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe now has the authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors who breaches safety conditions. A Fairfax Media report says Mr McCabe has been given the power to revoke licences of negligent asbestos handlers to protect the public as ACT starts demolition of more than 1,000 Mr Fluffy homes. WorkSafe …

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Warning on DIY repairs on electrical equipments

Reported by Haydee | 28 May, 2015

The Electrical Safety Office is calling on electrical contractors to remind customers not to try doing their own electrical repairs following the death of a man this month where a vacuum cleaner was found disassembled, live parts exposed.

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Scaffolding safety alert

Reported by Haydee | 27 May, 2015

WorkCover NSW released a safety alert following a recent incident in which workers were injured and others put at serious risk when a scaffold collapsed onto a street. In a separate incident, a scaffold collapsed into a laneway and neighbouring properties. No one was injured in the incident.

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Man fatally injured in bobcat incident

Reported by Haydee | 25 May, 2015

A man was fatally injured after he was crushed by a bobcat he was working on in his backyard in Toogoolawah in Brisbane.