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WorkSafe ACT continues inspection of construction sites

20 February, 2020

WorkSafe ACT has issued over 70 notices to construction sites for serious safety breaches, following two worker deaths in 2020.


Dates announced for Workplace Health & Safety Show 2020

17 February, 2020

The Workplace Health & Safety Show will be held on 27–28 May 2020, at the Melbourne Convention Centre, as a key event of #SAFETYSCAPE.


Victoria "on notice" ahead of new workplace manslaughter laws

14 February, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria has put out a call to all Victorian workplaces to put health and safety first ahead of new workplace manslaughter laws in force from July.


Painter killed by fall from roof

12 February, 2020

A 69-year-old painter has died after falling through a carport roof in Victoria. WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the incident.


Coronavirus prompts economic crisis talks in Qld

11 February, 2020

Queensland Government representatives attended a Roundtable Industry Forum to discuss the economic impacts of coronavirus on the state.


Mining bosses could face jail, $13m fine for worker deaths

05 February, 2020

New laws by the Queensland Government could lead to mining bosses facing 20 years in jail if their criminal negligence causes the death of mine or quarry workers.


OFSC accredited companies survey: 2019 results

05 February, 2020

We take a look at the Office of the Federal Safety Commission's results from a 2019 survey of WHS Accreditation Scheme building and construction companies.


SafeWork SA auditing high-risk construction work

04 February, 2020

From February 2020, inspectors from SafeWork SA will carry out inspections of construction sites to ensure their compliance with safe work method statements.


Truck driver dies after workplace incident in Ballarat

03 February, 2020

A man has died in an industrial yard in Ballarat; this brings the number of workplace deaths in 2020 to five, which is two more than this time last year.


Your contractor compliance solution could be failing you

01 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Conserve

There are three key elements your business needs for contractor compliance. Without all of them your business could be at risk.


Queensland DNRME files charges against mining companies

30 January, 2020

The Queensland DNRME has filed charges against a mining company and commenced legal proceedings against two quarry operators and a coal plant.


SafeWork SA prioritises safety in lead-up to event season

29 January, 2020

SafeWork SA will be conducting compliance inspections at a range of events in the lead-up to the state's event season, to ensure patron and worker safety.


SafeWork SA campaigns to reduce musculoskeletal disorders

20 January, 2020

SafeWork SA is performing a compliance and safety awareness campaign, to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the manufacturing industry.


18 years of Australian workers compensation data

16 January, 2020

Labourers have the highest rate of serious claims in the latest year of workers compensation data. We explore the report findings, including 18 years of data.


Children face many hazards in the workplace

13 January, 2020

WorkSafe WA has urged employers to keep children away from workplaces, particularly factories and construction sites, during the school holidays.


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