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Charges laid over death in Victorian milk processing plant

10 December, 2019

WorkSafe has charged Big Hill Cranes, A-1 Engineering and an engineer after a man was killed in an accident at a decommissioned milk factory in Victoria.


Burn incident sees paint manufacturer fined $75K

10 December, 2019

A paint mixing and manufacturing company has been fined $75,750 and ordered to upskill key staff after a worker was severely burnt while cleaning.


High-risk work licences suspended over unsafe crane operation

09 December, 2019

Three South Australian workers have lost their high-risk work licences over unsafe mobile crane operation.


How to conduct a safety audit of your workplace

06 December, 2019 by Penny Geftakis* | Supplied by: Vanguard Wireless Pty Ltd

Regularly conducting workplace safety audits can help mitigate or prevent injuries and fatalities. Penny Geftakis offers five steps to a proper safety audit.


Victoria suffers three worker deaths in "horror" week

06 December, 2019

Three workers have died in separate incidents across Victoria in what the state's safety regulator is calling a "horror" end to November.


Industrial gas supplier fined $200K following worker death

05 December, 2019

A company with ties to an international entity specialising in the manufacture and supply of industrial gases has been fined $200,000 following a worker death.


3 tiers of construction safety leadership

04 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Procore Technologies, Inc.

A report released last month finds that 30% of Australian construction firms are 'safety first' — the highest rank in a 3-tier WHS model.


SA worker fined $8K for unlicensed asbestos removal

03 December, 2019

A South Australian man has been fined $8100 plus costs for unlicensed asbestos removal, despite a previous fine and licence cancellation.


Academy for hydraulics-focused training

02 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Hydraulink

Hydraulink announced in November 2019 that it is setting up a training school to offer a range of hydraulics-focused training programs.


Britain releases 2018–19 work health and safety figures

29 November, 2019

Stress levels are at an 18-year high for working Britons, the figures show. We also compare UK fatality trends with recently released Australian data.


Qld SSEs urged to check safety procedures after coalmine worker death

29 November, 2019

Queensland's coalmine site senior executives are being urged to review their safety procedures after a worker died at Carborough Downs Underground Mine.


18 NSW WHS Regulation amendments now in effect

27 November, 2019

A set of amendments to NSW Work Health and Safety Regulations came into effect in November 2019.


'Snacktivism' delivers snacks to Melb and Syd

27 November, 2019

A campaign delivering free office snacks to Melb and Syd aims to boost collegiality and worker wellbeing. It delivers on 29 November, 6 and 13 December 2019.


Construction company fined $650K for deadly fall

26 November, 2019

A construction company has been fined $650K after its failure to maintain a safe working environment or provide instruction led a worker to fall to his death.


Electrical company and its director charged after worker death

25 November, 2019

An electrical services company and its director have been charged after failures in the workplace resulted in the death of a fourth-year apprentice electrician.


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