One in two outdoor workers miss out on sun protection

Reported by Stephen | 02 Nov, 2015

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.


10 construction workers killed in 2015

Reported by Stephen | 12 Oct, 2015

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.


QRC survey finds FIFO workers satisfied with lifestyle

Reported by Stephen | 09 Sep, 2015

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.

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Workers evacuated following ammonia leak

Reported by Stephen | 17 Jun, 2015

An ammonia leak at factory in WA, about 10 kilometres northeast of Perth’s central business district, has forced the evacuation of workers.


Study finds depression risk higher in FIFO workers

Reported by Stephen | 05 Jun, 2015

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 injured at a Queensland work site

Reported by Stephen | 05 May, 2015

Two workers have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after flooring collapsed at a southeastern Queensland construction site on Monday morning.


Mining company fined over workers’ injuries

Reported by Stephen | 29 Apr, 2015

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 suffer burns in factory blaze

Reported by Stephen | 27 Apr, 2015

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.


Man crushed to death in workplace incident

Reported by Stephen | 23 Feb, 2015

Workplace Health and Safety is investigating a workplace incident that claimed the life of a man at a Townsville-based company on Friday morning.


Man injured in Williams farming incident

Reported by Stephen | 23 Jan, 2015

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.

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Rate of FIFO suicides alarming-union

Reported by Stephen | 26 Nov, 2014

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.


28 workers killed in a month

Reported by Stephen | 24 Nov, 2014

Safe Work Australia’s monthly notifiable fatalities report shows 28 Australian workers were killed while at work during the month of August this year.