Victorian police will start using saliva swabs to randomly test drivers for drugs. Police will test drivers for traces of cannabis and methamphetamine, known as 'speed' and used by long haul road transport drivers to stop them falling asleep at the wheel.
Inspectors would make random visits to building sites to improve safety and compliance in the asbestos and demolition industry, the New South Wales Government has announced.
Army Reserves will have a greater role in the defence of Australia by providing security elements for Australian Naval vessels, the Minister for Defence Robert Hill announced recently.
It might seem fanciful to assert that office chairs are responsible for an increasing proportion of workers' compensation claims, but recent figures show musculo-skeletal injuries are increasing in office working environments. How is this happening?
While complacency within the medical profession was rapidly becoming an incident of the past, medical practitioners still needed help in ensuring they were subject to the same safety checks and balances as other professions, a leading heart surgeon said.
On the 20th of February, 2004, Standards Australia formally announced the release of the updated AS3760:2003. This standard covers the procedure for testing and tagging.
A federal target to reduce deaths at work by a fifth over 10 years has been spurned by the construction workers union as "pure rhetoric".
The State Rail Authority of NSW has been fined $149,500 by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission sitting in court session following the serious injury of a guard who fell from a moving train at Mortdale railway station.
Can changing the law make it safer to go to work or are there still too many accidents waiting to happen? Depending who you talk to, the potential value of industrial manslaughter legislation varies from being pivotal to utterly useless
Between bacterial outbreaks, viral pandemics, irradiation and the continuing controversy surrounding food additives and genetic modification, it seems that the safety of what we consume regularly comes into question.
The iconic image of the Australian bush - a horseman rounding up stock with a battered Akubra on his head - is under threat. It could disappear as farms are forced to concentrate on safety and possible legal action if farm workers are injured.
A chimney sweep died from an extreme allergic reaction within minutes of suffering 40 or 50 bee stings while working at a school, the South Australian coroner found recently.
WorkCover NSW Chief Executive Officer Jon Blackwell announced an amnesty for workers who hold Certificates of Competency without completing a proper knowledge or practical assessment.
New evidence of a possible link between anti-perspirants and breast cancer has emerged.
The winners of the 2003 NSCA/Telstra National Safety Awards of Excellence were announced at a gala dinner and presentation on 14 October 2003 at the Grand Ballroom, The Wentworth Hotel, Sydney.