Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is essential for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons why workers are tested for drugs or alcohol is because impairment by alcohol or drugs increases the risk of suffering an injury.
People who are injured or become ill at work need immediate and appropriate medical attention. Workplace related injuries cost the Australian economy an estimated $60.6 billion each year, according to Safe Work Australia
Emergency services were called to a worksite, west of Berkeley, on Friday morning after a man reportedly became trapped between steel beams.
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham has announced the appointment of Kate du Preez as the new Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health.
Many people are exposed to heat when working, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Heat illness occurs when the body cannot sufficiently cool itself.
A man suffered serious head and spinal injuries after he fell about two metres while working at a property in Rosedale, north of Bundaberg Thursday afternoon.
A man has suffered serious leg injuries after being struck by a tractor in South East Queensland.
Injured workers in NSW will be eligible for two new benefits that provide further support for them to return to work.
The Queensland Government says it will ensure all workers at Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel Refinery who are retrenched, receive exit medical checks.
Leading rehabilitation and return to work experts converged in Townsville on Friday morning for the North Queensland Return to Work Conference.
Recent statistics from Safe Work Australia show 41 Australian workers have been killed at work since the beginning of this year.
A man has suffered a serious head injury after falling from scaffolding in South East Queensland. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon near Maleny, about 78 kilometers north of Brisbane. Paramedics assessed the 30-year-old man at the scene before taking him to Nambour hospital for further treatment. Statistics from Safe Work Australia show more than …
Recent statistics from Safe Work Australia show 15 Australian workers have been killed while at work in 2016. So far, the Agriculture, forestry & fishing and Construction workplaces have each recorded four fatalities.
Safe Work Australia develops information sheets on managing risks associated with unpacking shipping containers
Safe Work Australia has developed a series of information sheets that provide guidance on managing the health and safety risks when unpacking shipping containers, including exposure to hazardous chemicals like fumigants and solvents.
A worker was taken to hospital on Monday morning after falling three metres from scaffolding at Gungahlin in Canberra.
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.