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Company fined for worker’s crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014

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 …

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Sitting time bomb: Office workers’ increased long term health risks

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2014

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.

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Free health and safety seminars in Victoria

Reported by Haydee | 14 Oct, 2014

As part of the Victorian WorkCover Authority Health and Safety Week, safety experts will be featured in a series of seminars across Victoria.

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Partnership to foster safety in the automotive industry

Reported by Haydee | 10 Oct, 2014

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.

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Get involved in VWA’s Health and Safety Week

Reported by Haydee | 07 Oct, 2014

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.

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Manufacturing Safety for Supervisors training package now available

Reported by Haydee | 07 Oct, 2014

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.

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Worker’s death caused by poor supervision

Reported by Haydee | 03 Oct, 2014

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.

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Safe Work Week: Safety a priority

Reported by Haydee | 02 Oct, 2014

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.

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Bakery fined for worker’s crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 29 Sep, 2014

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.

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Asbestos awareness training for new apprentices in SA

Reported by Haydee | 25 Sep, 2014

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.

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Report on road-rail death released

Reported by Haydee | 17 Sep, 2014

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.

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Study: Paramedics hold riskiest job

Reported by Haydee | 16 Sep, 2014

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.