Nail gun injury inquiry02 August, 2005
The way nail guns are used (bump firing) and the level of training may be factors to explain the number of nail gun related injuries, according to a recent study by the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The legislation for 'rogue employers'07 July, 2005 | Supplied by: Ashurst formerly Blake Dawson Waldron Law
On 10 June 2005, the Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Deaths) Bill 2005 (NSW) (Workplace Deaths Bill) completed its passage through both houses of the New South Wales Parliament
Formaldehyde causes cancer11 June, 2005
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has ruled that the common chemical formaldehyde is a carcinogen.
Yoga a health hazard01 June, 2005
Yoga exponents are being caught out by the activity's relaxing and low impact image with more than one in four injured during sessions.
Spinal injury from workplace incident29 May, 2005
Tieman Industries has been fined $275,000 by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission sitting in Court Session following a workplace incident that led to the permanent disability of a worker.
Risk was forseeable21 April, 2005
A Sydney manufacturer has been fined $208,000 by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission sitting in Court Session following the death of a young worker at its Revesby factory in 2001.
WorkSafe head to deliver report card at Safety in Action17 March, 2005
Determined to lead a more transparent WorkSafe Victoria, Executive Director John Merritt promises to bare all in his March 21 keynote address to delegates at the Safety in Action Conference.
Low level falls can kill09 March, 2005
A company has been fined the Magistrates' Court's jurisdictional limit of $100,000 after a workplace death at the Sportsgirl shop at the Southland Shopping Centre.
Workplace radiation safety standard04 March, 2005
Government testing authorities have confirmed that it is possible for microwave ovens that show no sign of physical damage to emit radiation levels that exceed the Australian Standard and International emission limit.
Fire engineering now trendy28 February, 2005
Fire safety engineering has helped to create a masterpiece in urban re-generation in the newly opened building known as 'The Refinery' at Cutters Landing in Brisbane.
Mine found guilty over disaster17 January, 2005
The owners and operators of a Hunter Valley colliery have been found guilty of safety breaches that led to the deaths of four miners in the Gretley disaster almost eight years ago.
Saliva tests for drivers14 January, 2005
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.
Asbestos workers face checks13 December, 2004
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.
The hidden cost of office chairs06 December, 2004 by Helen Thurloe & David Parker | Supplied by: Uplifting Solutions Pty Ltd
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?
Reserves to protect coastline06 December, 2004
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.