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Rebate for estuary fishermen in NSW

Reported by Haydee | 15 Apr, 2014

Estuary fishermen are encouraged to take advantage of the $500 estuarine fishing small business rebate.

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WorkCover Small Business Tour in NSW towns

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2014

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.

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Safety alliance renewed

Reported by Haydee | 05 Mar, 2014

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 …

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Focus On Industry – House Construction Project launched

Reported by Haydee | 18 Feb, 2014

WorkCover NSW has recently launched a project aimed at improving safety in the State’s house construction industry after more than 150 workers were seriously injured or killed at work in the last two years.

Safety alliance between WorkCover and Wollongong Council renewed

Reported by Haydee | 03 Feb, 2014

WorkCover NSW and Wollongong City Council renewed their safety alliance to improve safety and injury management for Council staff. “Wollongong City Council is one of the largest government employers in the State and almost all staff are connected in some way to the more than 200,000 people living within the local government area,” said John …

WorkCover reopens Sheep and Beef Cattle Industry Rebate

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library The Sheep and Beef Cattle Industry rebate was reopened to assist farmers in adopting better work health safety procedures. The safety rebate of up to $2,000 was first made available in October 2013 and received 1700 applications. Because of the interest shown by sheep and beef cattle farmers to improve safety in …

Ensure safety when cleaning beer lines

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jan, 2014

A safety alert to remind businesses and workers to observe safety when cleaning beer lines has been issued by WorkCover NSW after a worker received burns to the face, permanent loss of vision in one eye and significant impairment in the other when he was splashed with beer line cleaning chemicals. WorkCover called on business …

WorkCover: Ensure safety in working around electricity and powerlines

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jan, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW reminded workers to observe safety when working with electricity and powerlines after a recent analysis revealed that there had been two electrocutions and 14 electric shocks in a recent 12-month period. The WorkCover analysis covers data from August 2012 to August 2013. “In one instance, a worker was installing air-conditioning …

Research on crush injury prompts call for safety

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jan, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A research showing that almost four dozen people had received crush injuries while working with moving large machinery or heavy vehicles prompted WorkCover NSW‘s call for safety. According to research, 46 people working near or in large machinery or heavy vehicles received crush injuries in the 12 months from August 2012 to …

Worker Fatality After Fall at Sydney Construction Site

Reported by Zoe | 09 Jan, 2014

A worker died this morning at a construction site in Bangaroo, central Sydney after what is believed to be a fall from scaffolding. Emergency crews were called to the site at about 8.30 after a call that said the worker had fallen about 30 metres. According to the Ambulance Service of NSW the co-workers of …

Safety alert on fitting automotive LPG vessels to forklifts

Reported by Haydee | 06 Jan, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW has released a safety alert on the danger involved in fitting forklifts with automotive LPG vessels. A recent incident in which a forklift operator suffered serious injuries after the forklift caught fire when it was fitted with the wrong type of LPG vessel prompted WorkCover to issue the alert. WorkCover …

New explosives laws

Reported by Haydee | 27 Dec, 2013

Recent changes to NSW explosive laws have been implemented affecting explosives licence holders. From 1 September 2013, the Explosives Regulation 2013 replaced the Explosives Regulation 2005. This means that a licence is not necessary to learn blasting; storing up to 12kg of propellant powder for reloading purposes – and hold a licence under the Firearms …

Beating heat stress at work

Reported by Haydee | 27 Nov, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Working in the heat has several risks which if not addressed properly, can lead to workplace injuries and fatalities. This is according to John Watson, General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division. “Working in hot and sunny conditions during the summer months can lead to fatigue and heat stress,” said …

Small Business Rebate Program expanded

Reported by Haydee | 25 Oct, 2013

Good news to all NSW small businesses! WorkCover NSW’s Small Business Rebate Program will now include businesses with up to 50 workers. They can now apply for rebates of up to $500 towards the purchase and installation of safety improvements. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson, said the expanded rebate …

Ensuring safety from asbestos after bushfires

Reported by Haydee | 21 Oct, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW has waived the five-day asbestos removal work notification timeframe to allow immediate clean-up and protect people from asbestos. NSW is currently experiencing one of the worst fire seasons in 10 years and WorkCover NSW Work Health and Safety Division General Manager, John  Watson, said fast-tracking assessments will ensure that fire …

Reminder to work safely with powered tools

Reported by Haydee | 08 Oct, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW issued a reminder for kitchen, wall frame and roof truss manufacturers on the importance of working safely with powered hand tools after more than 100 workers were injured in the industry over three years. The reminder was issued after the wood products manufacturing industry was identified as one of NSW’s …