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VWA: Stay safe this harvest season

Reported by Haydee | 14 Nov, 2014

The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is calling on farmers to be proactive in ensuring safety in the upcoming harvest season.

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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.