Business

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.


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.


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.


'Sportier' approach could help tradies tackle soreness

20 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Physiotherapy Association

An Australian Physiotherapy Association survey finds that 69% of tradies believe it is normal to be sore due to their work; 'warming up' could help.


Collapsed roof traps and injures worker

19 August, 2019

A worker has been seriously injured while manually demolishing the roof frame and external walls of a single-storey house.


Man fined $3.5K for assaulting a WorkSafe inspector

15 August, 2019

A man has been fined $3500 and ordered to pay $127.40 in costs for assaulting a WorkSafe Victoria inspector at an Elwood construction site.


Meeting the latest health and hygiene monitoring requirements

14 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Cority (formerly Medgate)

Cority has announced two enhancements in line with Australian-specific health and hygiene monitoring requirements.


Fruit processor cut with $25K fine following worker injury

13 August, 2019

A Victorian fruit processor has been fined $25,000 and ordered to pay $3592 in costs after a worker's finger was partially severed by moving machinery.


An integrated WHS and environmental management platform

12 August, 2019 | Supplied by: ecoPortal

ecoPortal launches integration with Environment Essentials to bring WHS and environmental legal obligations within a management platform.


Farm worker dies after being crushed by hay bale

09 August, 2019

Early investigations indicate the worker had been removing a strap from a front-end loader's trailer when a hay bale became unstable and fell onto him.


Ballantine fall lands $38K fine in first of four cases

08 August, 2019

Valmont WA Pty Ltd has been fined $38,000 and ordered to pay $8054 in costs in the first court case related to 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine's death.


One worker dead and two injured after crane hits powerline

07 August, 2019

A North Queensland worker has died and two others were hospitalised after a crane came into contact with overhead powerlines.


Final speakers announced for SAFETYconnect 2019

06 August, 2019

The final speakers and presentation topics have been announced for SAFETYconnect 2019, incorporating the National Safety Conference (28–29 August).


Worker injured by imported pipe bender

05 August, 2019

Some imported equipment may not meet Australian Standards, SafeWork SA warned after a Chinese-imported pipe bender failed, injuring a worker.


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