Mining sector strives to eliminate sexual harassment

21 January, 2021

The Minerals Council of Australia has launched a policy to eliminate sexual harassment in the Australian mining industry.

New public register for asbestos removal licence holders

20 January, 2021

From 1 February 2021, those with a licence for asbestos removal (class A or class B) will have their licence details published on the WorkSafe ACT online register.

SWA releases 2018–2019 workers compensation report

15 January, 2021

SWA has released a report detailing workers compensation statistics from 2018–2019, revealing which occupations had the highest rate of serious claims.

WorkSafe WA issues heat stress warning for workplaces

12 January, 2021

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh has urged employers to protect workers from heat stress as another week of summer heat sweeps across the state.

Australian university boosts infrastructure safety with new facility

08 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Monash University

The newly launched National Drop Weight Impact Testing Facility will heighten safety by assessing the behaviour of structures under severe impact loading.

Keep the festive season rush away from our traffic controllers

22 December, 2020

Drivers and road construction businesses have been urged to observe speed limits and protect traffic controllers from fatigued drivers across the festive season.

Vic company fined for dangerous demolition, asbestos removal

22 December, 2020

A demolition company has been fined $20,000 for demolishing a building containing asbestos without the proper controls in place.

Springvale Coal to spend $540,000 on enforceable undertaking

16 December, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has accepted a $540,000 enforceable undertaking for Springvale Colliery, after a 2019 incident in which a worker's leg was fractured.

NSW Quarterly Safety Report details latest mining hazards

14 December, 2020

The Quarterly Safety Report for July to September 2020 has been released for mining operators in NSW, outlining industry- and sector-specific information.

SafeWork SA prioritises compliance, education in 2020

10 December, 2020

The Annual Activity Report from SafeWork SA has revealed that compliance and education were at the forefront of its agenda during a year of challenges.

Legislation improves mental health support for Vic workers

03 December, 2020

The Victorian Government has introduced legislation that enables Victorian workers affected by work-related mental health injuries to access treatment and support.

SafeWork SA reveals winners of Safe Work Month competition

01 December, 2020

To mark National Safe Work Month, SafeWork SA held an Organise Your Own Workplace Activity competition, with six workplaces recognised for their workplace initiatives.

WorkSafe WA records multiple prosecutions

01 December, 2020

WorkSafe WA has prosecuted and fined two companies and two individuals, for failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for employees.

Construction safety issues improving in Throsby

30 November, 2020

WorkSafe ACT inspectors have noted an improvement in WHS standards across residential construction sites in Throsby, as part of Operation Safe Prospect.

Report: 53% work-related fatalities decrease between 2007 and 2019

26 November, 2020

A report released by Safe Work Australia has revealed that the rate of work-related fatalities has decreased by 53% between 2007 and 2019.

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