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Search operations for missing seafarer ceased

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jul, 2014

Search operations for a seafarer who fell overboard from the vessel MT Sigma Integrity on Sunday morning north-west of Carnarvon, Western Australia has been concluded.

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Charges laid for worker’s death in ACT

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jul, 2014

Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has announced on Wednesday that charges have been laid in relation to the death of a worker after he was struck by a concrete boom at work in July 2012.

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New codes of practice to improve safety

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jul, 2014

Twelve new codes of practice set to improve safety in NSW workplaces commences today. These codes, which are part of the national harmonised work health and safety laws that were adopted by NSW in 2012 replaced several existing codes from previous occupational health and safety laws. “The NSW Government is committed to providing a safe …

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Is your job one of the deadliest in Australia?

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jul, 2014

Each year hundreds of Australian workers die from work-related injuries. Safe Work Australia recorded more than two thousand work-related deaths over the past eleven years. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry recorded the highest number of fatalities in 2013 (49), followed by the transport, postal and warehousing (46) and construction (19) industries.

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House Construction Industry Mentor Program

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW is calling on all medium and large construction companies across the state to participate in its 2014 House Construction Industry Mentor Program.

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Furniture company fined over worker fall

Reported by Haydee | 09 Jul, 2014

A furniture retailer has been fined $30,000 after two of its employees were injured when an elevating work platform toppled over at one of its stores.

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Project focuses on safety improvements for wood industry

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has invested more than $170,000 on safety improvements in wood industry across the state. This is part of a project to improve safety and reduce injuries in identified high-risk industries.

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Compo scheme review shows need for sound financial management

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jul, 2014

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet revealed on Monday that the results of a statutory review of the 2012 amendments to workers compensation in NSW highlighted the need for a sound financial management for the Scheme to remain sustainable.

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Work safety partnership in forestry industry renewed

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has renewed its partnership with Forestry Corporation of NSW to develop effective approaches to work health and safety and injury management in the forestry industry. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said the partnership which was first signed in 2011 has achieved significant progress in recent …

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Man injured after aerosol can exploded

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jun, 2014

The Victorian WorkCover Authority is currently investigating an incident wherein a man suffered serious burns to his neck, face and hands after an aerosol can exploded when it was thrown into the fire on Wednesday afternoon.

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Review: Health effects of pesticide exposure

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jun, 2014

A review that looked into the health effects of pesticide exposure recommends better compliance among pesticide end users; improve training methods and more research on system controls.

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Study: 1 in 5 Australian workers drunk at work

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jun, 2014

A new survey conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation revealed that one in five workers has performed their job while under the influence of alcohol.