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.
Two workers have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after flooring collapsed at a southeastern Queensland construction site on Monday morning.
A study undertaken by the UNSW’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine has found that the use of cloth masks by healthcare workers increases the risk of respiratory illness and viral infections, and should hence be discouraged.
A mining company has been fined $75,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment after three workers were seriously injured at a Western Australian mine in January 2012.
Two workers have been hospitalised with severe burns following a huge blaze at a factory in the south-west region of Sydney on Friday afternoon.
Workplace Health and Safety is investigating a workplace incident that claimed the life of a man at a Townsville-based company on Friday morning.
Temperatures in South Australia are expected to rise this weekend prompting SafeWork SA to issue a reminder to employers and workers on the need to take appropriate measures to deal with the effects of excessive heat in the workplace.
A man whose feet became trapped in a hay-baling machine at a farm in Williams, 32km west of Narrogin is recovering in a Perth hospital.
Electrical Trades Union South West organiser Dan McGaw says the number of suicide deaths among fly in fly out (FIFO) workers in the Surat Basin has reached a “disgraceful” level.
Safe Work Australia’s monthly notifiable fatalities report shows 28 Australian workers were killed while at work during the month of August this year.
Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the number of people experiencing a work-related injury or illness has continued to decline.
A 24-year-old man has suffered severe head and neck injuries after he fell on concrete at a cattle property in Southeast Queensland.