Eight Australian workers killed in 2016 so far

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jan, 2016

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).


Musculoskeletal disorders education program

Reported by Stephen | 25 Jan, 2016

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.


Painter hospitalised after fall

Reported by Stephen | 15 Dec, 2015

A painter has been taken to hospital with suspected head injuries after falling while working on a veranda in Sydney.


WA company fined over worker’s burns

Reported by Stephen | 10 Dec, 2015

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 workers treated for mango rash this season

Reported by Stephen | 09 Dec, 2015

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.


Injured workers in NSW to get more benefits

Reported by Stephen | 06 Dec, 2015

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.


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.