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.
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.
With three prosecutions from unsafe work practices handed down by the Industrial Court last week, SafeWork SA Executive Director, Bryan Russell reminded employers and workers of their work health and safety responsibility.
Safe Work Australia has recently released the 12th Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2011-12 report.
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 …
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.
WorkCover NSW is calling on all medium and large construction companies across the state to participate in its 2014 House Construction Industry Mentor Program.
A concrete pumping company was issued Prohibition Notices preventing them from using two of its concrete trucks until they are properly serviced.
Safe Work Australia has recently published a report conducted by the University of Sydney on the findings of the Work Ability in Australia pilot study.
WorkSafe will implement an inspection program for the clothing and footwear retailing outlets throughout the 2014/15 financial year and will look at the businesses’ established safety standards.
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.
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.
Queensland employers are now paying the lowest average workers’ compensation premiums in Australia after WorkCover Queensland reduced the rate by 17 percent.
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.
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 …
WorkSafe will soon start an inspection program focusing on safety issues in motor vehicle repair businesses.
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.
A new guide to help employers and workers prevent workplace violence has recently been developed by SafeWork SA.
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.
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.
A construction company director who was charged over the death of a worker in north Canberra two years ago said he will fight the charges against him.