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Safety alliance renewed

Reported by Haydee | 05 Mar, 2014

WorkCover NSW and the University of Wollongong (UOW) have renewed their safety alliance to prevent workplace injuries for staff, students, visitors and contractors. The partnership will involve implementing effective injury management systems. The alliance, which was signed in 2011, aims to address work health and safety challenges that a university presents. WorkCover’s Work Health and …

Sheep and Beef Cattle Farming Industry Action Plan

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jun, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW has launched a plan to ensure the safety of the state’s sheep and beef cattle farms. The Sheep and Beef Cattle Farming Industry Action Plan aims to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, and improve injury management in one of the states’ highest risk industries. The Plan was launched by a/General …

Importance of Proper First Aid to Reduce Workplace Injuries

Reported by Haydee | 21 Feb, 2013

WorkCover NSW issued a reminder for all businesses to give importance on the proper first aid procedures to reduce workplace injuries. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson said many businesses are taking for granted the importance of having proper amenities and first aid. “Every worker should go home safely at …

Workplace deaths and injuries recorded the lowest in Victoria

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jan, 2013

2012 has been the safest year for Victorian workplaces, with only 18 deaths, down from 25 in 2011. According to figures released by WorkCover, workplace injuries was low in 2012, with only 7.77 people injured for every million hours compared to 7.9 workers in 2011. Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips through Fairfax Media said inspection and …

WorkSafe delivers strong financial results

Reported by Haydee | 15 Oct, 2012

WorkSafe has delivered a strong financial result because of low workplace injuries rate and sound claims management. WorkSafe Acting Chief Executive, Ian Forsyth, thanked Victorian workers and employers for doing their part in making workplaces safer. “Thanks to the support of employers and workers, Victoria’s workplaces have never been safer in terms of injury rates, …

Increase in Workplace Injuries with Surat Basin Expansion

Reported by Zoe | 11 Oct, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library It has been reported that the medical profession is treating an increase in workers injuries because there is an expansion of the mining activities in the Surat Basin in the south of Queensland. A forum is being held today in Dalby to look at the health and safety issues that are emerging …

Presentation on workplace safety legislative requirements for agri employers

Reported by Haydee | 29 Aug, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland together with Q-COMP and WorkCover Queensland will conduct a presentation on Queensland employers’ legislative requirements and the financial impacts with workplace injuries. Guest speakers include: Lynne Milne from WorkCover Queensland will talk about the financial costs to an employer when workplace injuries happen, in addition to what happens when claims …

Free webinar on managing hazardous workplace tasks

Reported by Haydee | 21 Aug, 2012

A free webinar will be conducted by WorkCover NSW this month to assist businesses in understanding how to better manage hazardous manual tasks in their workplaces. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson said the webinar is part of the Focus on Industry program targeting the 10 highest risk industries in …

Government Department in SA Fined over Student Fall

Reported by Zoe | 11 Aug, 2012

The Government Department that is responsible for an Adelaide TAFE campus has been fined $120,000 after an admission of guilt in the Industrial Relations Court. They are also required to pay $20,000 to the student that was injured in the fall. The fall happened in November 2009 when the construction student needed walk across a …

WA Work Injury Claims Hit a High

Reported by Zoe | 07 Aug, 2012

Recent statistics released in WA show that the number of Workcover claims for workplace injuries following serious accidents is the highest it has been in 11 years. The figures show a steady rise since 2006 and that for each hour two workers are hurt seriously and are required to take a minimum of one day …

WorkCover to conduct free webinar for NSW small businesses

Reported by Haydee | 19 Jul, 2012

A free webinar to help small businesses understand how to manage workplace risks under the new work health and safety laws will be conducted by WorkCover NSW. According to WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division General Manager, John Watson, a comprehensive program is being delivered by WorkCover to assist NSW businesses, industry and workers adjust …

Transport company faces FWA for spying on injured worker

Reported by Haydee | 03 Jul, 2012

A transport and logistics company is facing unfair dismissal charges after allegedly spying on staff who take leave to recover from workplace injuries. The case was taken to the national workplace relations tribunals by one of its workers who said she was dismissed unfairly after private investigators hired by the company followed here in February …

Worker seriously injured from fall

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jun, 2012

A worker from Kilmore was injured after falling 2.4m at a housing development at Doreen on Thursday. WorkSafe is conducting an investigation over the incident which happened around 8.10am at a Midland Rd. Site. Initial investigation found that the man was on top of a house frame marking the location of roof trusses. He was …

Repeat workplace safety offenders land in court

Reported by Haydee | 31 May, 2012

Three companies and two persons landed in court this month for serious repeat workplace safety offences. Lisa Sturzenegger, WorkSafe’s General Manager of Operations, said the courts took workplace safety issues seriously, particularly when there had been prior offences. “If you have been dealt with by the courts once, they and the community expect you to …

Youth forum to tackle workplace health and safety

Reported by Haydee | 11 Apr, 2012

A WorkCover sponsored forum which aims to keep young people safe from workplace injuries will be held at the Parliament House tomorrow in NSW. More than 60 young participants from across the State will join the first ever Youth Workplace Safety Issues Forum where they can share their views on attitudes to safety and injury …

SafetyCulture Healthy Worker Program – gets 2012 off to a great start!

Reported by Angela | 01 Mar, 2012

It is no secret that healthier employees are happier and more productive. With employees being the most valuable asset to any business – it is  worth taking care of them. Luke Anear, Managing Director of SafetyCulture, saw the value in continuing the company’s injury-free history by encouraging staff to take up memberships for gyms, yoga, …