Queensland shines spotlight on mental health

09 October, 2019

Business leaders are encouraged to consider the importance of creating a psychologically healthy and safe workplace this Mental Health Week.

Worker injury sees Otraco pledge $458K in enforceable undertaking

04 October, 2019

Otraco is set to pay at least $458,219 in an enforceable undertaking after a diesel-powered tyre handler caught fire in 2017, seriously burning a worker.

Fall from height lands $62K fine

02 October, 2019

Two construction companies have been convicted and fined $62,500 after a 31-year-old worker fell three metres onto a concrete floor in 2017.

Journalist, footballer named health and safety ambassadors

01 October, 2019

Anjali Rao and Cameron Ling have been named as this year's ambassadors for WorkSafe Victoria's Health and Safety Month.

Qld Safe Work and Return to Work Award finalists

30 September, 2019

Thirty finalists have been selected for Queensland's 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards for their outstanding health and safety achievements. 

National Safe Work Month 2019: a state-by-state roundup

30 September, 2019

Your state-by-state guide to the safety initiatives, events and key messages being 'championed' by WHS authorities this National Safe Work Month.

NT's strong arm of WHS Law

27 September, 2019 by Martin Kelly, Guy Biddle and Will Snow* | Supplied by: Finlaysons Lawyers

Lawyers Martin Kelly, Guy Biddle and Will Snow explore the Northern Territory's use of enforceable undertakings and stance on industrial manslaughter.

Overturned crane brings safety procedures into question

27 September, 2019

A residential construction site's safety procedures are under the spotlight after a small crane overturned while lifting a load from a large truck.

Prohibition notice prevents coalmine from using vehicles

26 September, 2019

A coalmine has been prevented from using all vehicles after an inspection revealed multiple alleged breaches of safe light vehicle operation procedures.

Australian study has truck driver health in its sights

25 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Monash University

In stage two of a major national study, researchers from Monash University are calling on truck drivers to participate in a survey about their health.

CFMMEU and official fined for abusing safety functions

24 September, 2019

The CFMMEU and its former official have been fined $34K after the official "intentionally hindered and obstructed" works due to false safety concerns.

NT industrial manslaughter laws to be debated by end 2019

23 September, 2019

If passed, individuals could face life imprisonment, or businesses, fines up to $10 million, if reckless or negligent conduct has caused a workplace fatality.

Stop Work Notice issued for failure to get safety approvals

20 September, 2019

A Canberra construction site has received a Stop Work Notice after Access Canberra found the builders had failed to get approval for the works.

Worker dies in dozer, light vehicle collision

19 September, 2019

A worker has died after a dozer collided with their light vehicle at the Snapper Mineral Sands Mine in August.

Wall collapse kills man at building site

18 September, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a 56-year-old man after a brick wall collapsed on him at a Ballarat residential building site.

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