Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has released a new work safety film targeting young workers and their employers in a bid to cut deaths and injuries on construction sites.
A farm worker was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being crushed by a bale of hay.
Recent statistics from Safe Work Australia show 8 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016. The Agriculture, forestry & fishing workplaces have so far recorded the highest number of fatalities (3).
To help combat the problem, the Mine Safety Industry Assistance Unit is running its popular musculoskeletal disorders education program in the Far West of NSW. The program has already run with great success in the Central West, North Coast and South Coast regions.
With summer temperatures soaring across regional NSW, Essential Energy is reminding people working near the electricity network to look up and be aware of the location and condition of powerlines and report any concerns.
A worker was trapped in the crumpled cabin of his bulldozer for more than an hour before being freed.
A painter has been taken to hospital with suspected head injuries after falling while working on a veranda in Sydney.
A company has been fined $80,000 plus $6000 in costs after an apprentice was seriously burnt when a tractor engine caught fire at a social event at its premises in Western Australia.
Fewer cases of mango rash have been reported in the Northern Territory this year, compared to previous years. This has seen a decrease in the number of workers seeking treatment for mango dermatitis at the Katherine Hospital during the harvesting period.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Mines and Natural Resources to conduct a review into the system of health screening of mine workers in Queensland and to establish if improvements need to be made.
The NSW government has announced more changes to the workers compensation scheme. The changes announced by Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello on Friday will boost benefits for injured workers to assist in their recovery and return to work.
WorkSafe ACT has organised a seminar on the health and safety of young workers. This seminar aims to increase understanding of how to ensure they can work safely.
Some Australian workplaces are still neglecting their duty of care and failing to protect their employees from harmful UV, with around one in two workers who spend time outside missing out on sun protection, research by Cancer Council shows.
Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards winners have been announced. The winners were announced by Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations Curtis Pitt at a ceremony in Brisbane on Wednesday
Statistics from Safe Work Australia show 10 construction workers have been killed while at work since the beginning of this year. Over the last ten years, the construction industry has featured among industries with the highest number of workplace deaths in Australia.
Workplaces across Queensland will celebrate Safe Work Month (October 1 – October 31) , with events ranging from toolbox talks to major conferences.
Results of a new survey conducted by Queensland Resources Council show majority of workers in the resource industry are satisfied with their lifestyle and would not change where they live even if they were given the opportunity.
An incident at an underground coal mine in North Queensland has forced the evacuation of all coal mine workers.
Finalists in a new industry awards program that recognises superior service within the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme have been revealed.
An ammonia leak at factory in WA, about 10 kilometres northeast of Perth’s central business district, has forced the evacuation of workers.
New research conducted by the Edith Cowan University has found Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers suffer from depression at more than twice the rate of the general Australian population.