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Lowest number of workplace deaths in 11 years

16 July, 2014

Australian workplaces have recorded the lowest number of fatalities in 11 years according to data released by Safe Work Australia in the report ‘Work-related Traumatic Fatalities, Australia 2014’.

Occupational Disease Indicators report released

08 July, 2014

The fifth edition of the Occupational Disease Indicators report has been released by Safe Work Australia.

Information release about worker who was crushed while using a mobile elevated work platform

10 June, 2014

NSW Trade & Investment Mine Safety has published an Investigation Information Release into the death of a worker who was crushed while using a mobile elevated work platform at Boggabri on 21 May 2014.

Following procedures for a safer workplace

03 June, 2014

A significant contributing factor in some workplace incidences is the inability for an employee to easily find and access up-to-date standard operating procedures and safety information relating to their role. Safety Solutions talks to Bruce Nixon, CEO of Holocentric, who explains how adopting a modelling approach to help align procedures for employees' roles, equipment and systems can help to overcome this challenge and result in a safer workplace.

Truck-driving fatalities

20 May, 2014

Data released by Safe Work Australia in the report 'Work-related fatalities involving trucks, Australia 2003 to 2012' shows an alarming number of Australia's truck drivers are being killed at work each year.

Inquiry into natural disaster funding a positive step for a safer Australia

28 April, 2014

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has welcomed the announcement of terms of reference for a Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements.

Industry report explores the transformation of service delivery

22 April, 2014

Trimble has announced the release of its latest field service industry report. Titled ‘Transforming Service Delivery: An Insight Report’, the report investigates the most pressing issues affecting field service organisations and provides insight into how to transform operations, from measuring service performance and delivering excellent customer service to handling change management and turning data into information.

Book to help you bounce back from back pain

01 April, 2014

The Back Pain Personal Health Plan - Bounce Back Edition is written by two physiotherapists who have extensive experience in the area of back pain - Trish Wisbey-Roth and Nick Sinfield.

Asbestos report highlights danger to women

26 March, 2014

Women are likely to form a significant proportion of the 'third wave' of people with asbestos-related diseases, according to the findings of a new research report 'The Asbestos Narratives', released last week (Thursday 20 March).

Workers comp needs real reform, not 'red tape' fiddling

25 March, 2014 by Sharron O'Neill and Sasha Holley

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s "biggest bonfire of regulation in our country's history" will allow some organisations to opt out of state compensation schemes and instead operate under the Commonwealth's scheme, Comcare.

Biggest people-risk challenges facing organisations

20 March, 2014

A recent survey of Australian workers compensation professionals has found that the ageing workforce and musculoskeletal issues represent the biggest challenges facing organisations.

WorkCover Barangaroo investigation commences

14 March, 2014

WorkCover NSW has commenced its investigation following the fire at the Barangaroo construction site in the Sydney CBD after the extinguishing of the blaze on 13 March by Fire and Rescue NSW.

Bridge inspections to ensure safety

26 February, 2014

Engineering consultancy pitt&sherry has delivered a comprehensive inspection of more than 250 timber and concrete bridges in Shoalhaven City Council in New South Wales using its BridgeAsyst software package.

Scaffolding collapse at Mascot being investigated

26 February, 2014

WorkCover NSW has confirmed it will be thoroughtly investigating the collapse of scaffolding at a Mascot construction site.

Beauty, not disease, motivates teens to wear sunscreen

19 February, 2014

One health-ed video describes the increased skin cancer risk of UV exposure and the other describes effects on appearance including wrinkles and premature ageing. Which of these two videos do you think caused teenagers to use more sunscreen six weeks after it was shown?

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