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Reset renews mine and quarry workers' safety focus

13 September, 2019

Almost 50,000 Qld mine and quarry workers have completed safety resets, after the state experienced six deaths of mine and quarry workers in 12 months.


Safety messages targeted at tradies

13 September, 2019 by Michael Blumberg* | Supplied by: Target Tradies

'Target Tradies' is helping the Cancer Council and Black Dog Institute reach tradies on the job. Founder Michael Blumberg outlines the initiative.


WorkSafe WA to perform high-risk pressure vessel inspections

12 September, 2019

WorkSafe WA inspectors will be visiting plants with high-risk pressure vessels to help improve compliance with relevant safety regulations.


Mining companies pledge $96K in enforceable undertaking

05 September, 2019

Two mining companies are set to spend $96,000 as part of an enforceable undertaking, after they allegedly breached the Mining Act.


Man earns nine months' jail time for compensation fraud

04 September, 2019

A man that defrauded Victoria's workers compensation scheme of more than $112,000 has been jailed for nine months, according to WorkSafe Victoria.


Ask "R U OK?" on 12 September

03 September, 2019 by Marcela Slepica* | Supplied by: AccessEAP

Ahead of R U OK? Day, Marcela Slepica from AccessEAP calls for meaningful mental health conversations to avoid potential incidences of suicide.


Site supervisor fined $21,000 for workplace bullying

03 September, 2019

A man has been fined $21,000 in SafeWork SA's second conviction related to workplace bullying.


Errant fire burns sugar cane harvester with $35K fine

02 September, 2019

A sugar cane harvester has been fined $35,000 after a cane burning incident left a worker with severe burns and psychological injuries.


Finalists announced for 2019 WorkSafe Awards

29 August, 2019

Twenty-seven individuals, businesses and health and safety representatives are set to be recognised at this year's WorkSafe Awards.


Pack a snack for your midnight shift

28 August, 2019 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

New Australian research has found that a simple snack is shiftworkers' best choice for maximising alertness and productivity.


How outsourcing can help streamline contractor management

28 August, 2019 by Aaron Govindasamy, Director, Conserve | Supplied by: Conserve

Outsourcing contractor management can help simplify the process of using contractors while allowing them to maintain regulatory compliance.


Formwork company fined $120K after worker fall

28 August, 2019

A formwork business has been convicted and fined $120,000 after an employee fell more than four metres, fracturing his leg, according to SafeWork SA.


Handover tools and techniques for high-risk industries

27 August, 2019 by Natasha Doyle*

We take a look at some key handover tools and techniques identified in a recent study, which are used in energy production and other high-risk industries.


Hand amputation slaps meat processor with $90K fine

21 August, 2019

A meat processor has been fined $90,000 in Melbourne Magistrates' Court after a worker's hand was severed at its Brooklyn plant.


How pre-employment strategies can help limit workers compensation liability

21 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Logic Health

Done correctly, pre-employment functional assessments can reduce an organisation's risk of workers compensation exposure, Logic Health explains.


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