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.
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.
WorkCover NSW will conduct a survey for workers and businesses on their experience of the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.
A new guide has been produced for people working on properties which contain loose fill asbestos insulation.
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.
Closing date for submission of entries for the SafeWork Awards 2015 has been extended.
A new guide to insurance reforms for businesses within the Workers Compensation Scheme has been recently released across the state.
WorkCover and WorkSafe inspectors will visit the Albury and Wodonga region in June as part of the Cross Border Project.
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.
WorkCover NSW has recently released a safety alert to highlight the risks associated with storage and handling of glass sheets.
The fatal consequence of being exposed to certain agricultural chemicals and pesticides is a serious concern especially for the farming industry.
WorkCover NSW reminded builders and construction companies to keep children off construction sites these school holidays to prevent untoward incidents from happening.
A new safety video was released by WorkCover NSW to demonstrate the risks of fatally falling due to unsafe loading and unloading flatbed trucks and trailers.
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 …
A recently conducted study on overweight workers found that obese workers tend to take more sick days compared to their healthier colleagues.
WorkCover NSW has awarded five insurance industry professionals with scholarships in the 2015 round of the Personal Injury Management Scholarship Program.
WorkCover NSW is now accepting nominations for this year’s SafeWork Awards.
WorkCover NSW safety inspectors now have the authority to issue on the spot fines to individuals or businesses undertaking unlicensed asbestos removal work.
NSW workplaces made a pledge to support healthier lifestyles by supporting a new workplace health service, Get Healthy at Work.
The Safer Communities, Safer Towns event is coming to Cessnock and Kurri Kurri this month to provide free work health and safety advice to the community.
No additional properties containing loose fill asbestos insulation have been identified by the Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) over the past week.