Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe and ACT’s acting Chief Health Officer, Dr Ranil Appuhamy said that while asbestos poses health and safety risks, living and working with asbestos can be managed by following the advice provided by qualified professionals.
A plumber who claims to have suffered back injury after repeatedly jumping in and out of his truck to fix Townsville’s sewerage is suing the city council for $535,120.80.
Two miners were fatally injured when a wall collapsed at a coal mine near Paxton in the Hunter Valley on Tuesday.
Estuary fishermen are encouraged to take advantage of the $500 estuarine fishing small business rebate.
Safety blitz conducted in NSW construction sites is progressing well, according to WorkCover NSW.
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.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has awarded $40,000 in funding to Mates in Construction to raise awareness on issues related to alcohol and other drugs (AODs) in the state’s construction industry.
The vulnerability of light vehicles operating near heavy machinery was highlighted in a report into a serious accident at a Hunter coal mine, wherein a light vehicle was crushed by a dozer in October 2013.
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.
An investigation is underway following a fire at the Barangaroo construction site in the Sydney CBD.
A six-week work health and safety blitz of commercial construction sites across Sydney and hot spots in regional NSW was launched today by WorkCover NSW.
Sydney – Major roads were closed and thousands of people evacuated after a huge fire broke out in the basement of a building at Barangaroo around 2pm.
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.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland calls on workplaces to do their share in helping stop mosquitoes breeding to protect workers from mosquito bites.
Registrations for the upcoming North Queensland Return to Work Conference and Expo 2014 are pouring in and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is calling on all interested participants to register now.
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 …
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder miner’s memorial has officially opened at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s WA museum.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …