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Speakers for Safe Work Month 2015

Reported by Haydee | 26 Feb, 2015

Workplace Health and safety Queensland is seeking safety speakers for Safe Work Month to be held on October.

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Small business safety page launched

Reported by Haydee | 24 Feb, 2015

A new online assistance program to help small businesses comply with their workplace safety and health obligation s have been launched on Monday.

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Farm owner fined for worker’s burn injuries

Reported by Haydee | 23 Feb, 2015

A mushroom farm owner was fined $50,000 in Bendigo Magistrates court last month over a gas explosion incident that resulted to a worker’s serious burn injuries.

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Personal Injury Management Scholarships

Reported by Haydee | 20 Feb, 2015

WorkCover NSW has awarded five insurance industry professionals with scholarships in the 2015 round of the Personal Injury Management Scholarship Program.

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Worker awarded more than 7 million for crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 20 Feb, 2015

New York – The State Supreme Court has awarded a man who suffered severe leg injuries while working on a window and door project at a community college in Niagara Country more than 7.2 million in damages after a nonjury trial.

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Severe lightning storm, a risk to operators of dangerous goods

Reported by Haydee | 18 Feb, 2015

Severe lighting storms can be a safety threat to operators of flammable dangerous goods and explosives. The Department of Mines and Petroleums (DMP) said, lighting can be a potential ignition source for flammable dangerous good and explosives.

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Call to prioritise safety during grape harvest season

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2015

As grape harvest season in regional Victoria intensifies, WorkSafe Victoria is encouraging farms and vineyards to examine their safety systems and machine guarding to ensure safety.

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Get Healthy at Work

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2015

NSW workplaces made a pledge to support healthier lifestyles by supporting a new workplace health service, Get Healthy at Work.

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Know your Hazards video series

Reported by Haydee | 27 Jan, 2015

Identifying the potential hazards in the workplace is very important in reducing the possibility of workplace incidents and accidents. Because of this, the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Resources Safety Division created the “Know Your Hazards” video series.

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Reform hopes to put an end to workers comp red tape

Reported by Haydee | 19 Jan, 2015

WorkCover is looking at the possibility of adopting the same incentives for medium and large employers which was successful in improving safety at work and reducing red tape for small employers.

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Make safety part of your New Year’s resolution

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jan, 2015

Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Baxter reminds all Australians to prioritise health and safety in workplaces and make this a part of their New Year’s resolution.

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DMP investigates gas leak allegations

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jan, 2015

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) investigated allegations of a gas leak at a gas well in the Kimberley.

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Pilots urged to ensure safety before flying overseas

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jan, 2015

Australian pilots and air operators are urged to check all information on possible safety and security threats to flights prior to conducting operations in, over or near areas of armed conflict or turmoil.