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Third phase of strategic action plan to improve farm safety to be launched

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jun, 2015

The agriculture industry has been ranked as one of the high-risk industries in Australia due to its high number of work-related injuries and fatalities. Two years ago, the agriculture sector recorded the second highest number of fatalities (50). Last year the industry recorded 46 fatalities.

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Small Machinery Field Day at Moss Vale

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jun, 2015

With the aim of reducing the number of serious injuries and fatalities in the agriculture industry, WorkCover NSW, together with NSW Farmers Association, Department of Primary Industries (DPI), and Local Land Services (LLS) will conduct a combined Small Machinery Fields day at Moss Vale.

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Scaffolding safety alert

Reported by Haydee | 27 May, 2015

WorkCover NSW released a safety alert following a recent incident in which workers were injured and others put at serious risk when a scaffold collapsed onto a street. In a separate incident, a scaffold collapsed into a laneway and neighbouring properties. No one was injured in the incident.

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Cross Border Project in Wodonga/Albury

Reported by Haydee | 19 May, 2015

WorkCover and WorkSafe inspectors will visit the Albury and Wodonga region in June as part of the Cross Border Project.

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Safely working with horses

Reported by Haydee | 13 May, 2015

Between 2000 and 2012, 98 people in Australia have died in horse-related incidents. On average, 1 worker is hospitalised every day due to a horse-related incident.

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Cross Border Visits in Mildura and Wentworth

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2015

Work safety inspectors from both WorkSafe and WorkCover NSW will visit construction sites in Mildura and Wentworth later this month to educate builders and sub-contractors about workplace safety requirements in both states. The visits will begin 16 March and inspectors will assess site safety and will focus on fall protection and UV sun protection. WorkSafe …

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Personal Injury Management Scholarships

Reported by Haydee | 20 Feb, 2015

WorkCover NSW has awarded five insurance industry professionals with scholarships in the 2015 round of the Personal Injury Management Scholarship Program.

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Get Healthy at Work

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2015

NSW workplaces made a pledge to support healthier lifestyles by supporting a new workplace health service, Get Healthy at Work.