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Safe Work Australia seeks feedback on improving WHS laws

24 June, 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on recommendations for improving the model work health and safety (WHS) laws, following an independent review in 2018.


Operator loses leg to skidder winch

21 June, 2019

A forestry skidder operator has been severely injured after his leg was caught in the machine's cable winch. The cause of the incident is currently unknown.


Melbourne Health charged after patient death

20 June, 2019

Melbourne Health has been charged with breaching section 23 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, in relation to a patient's death in 2013.


Victorian farmer struck and killed by machinery

19 June, 2019

A man has died after being struck by a post hole digger at a farm in Raywood, bringing Victoria's total number of workplace deaths this year to 13.


Electric shock sparks $250,000 fine

18 June, 2019

A Queensland billboard company has been fined $250,000 after a worker received an electric shock from a powerline the company knew was a hazard.


Forklift-induced injury leads to $90,000 fine

18 June, 2019

Queensland poultry processor Gemfire has been fined $90,000 after a worker was run over by a forklift that had its reverse warning beepers turned off.


Workers urged to take care during wet weather

17 June, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria is urging construction and farm workers to take extra safety precautions as wet weather increases risk of slips, trips and falls.


Return to Work program implementation deadline passes

11 June, 2019

With the 31 May deadline behind us, NSW businesses' Return to Work programs should now be compliant with the SIRA's 2017 guidelines.


Mobile plant strikes horse race spectators

11 June, 2019

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have issued an incident alert after a mobile plant struck spectators at a horseracing event earlier this year.


UK floor layer killed by toxic fumes, companies fined

05 June, 2019

The death of a floor layer in the UK has seen a supplier and flooring company fined over lack of safety precautions.


1 in 10 lung illnesses caused by workplace fumes

04 June, 2019

Exposure to hazardous fumes in the workplace may be the cause of illness in more than one out of 10 people, according to new research.


Landmark bullying prosecution succeeds in SA

03 June, 2019

An individual has been successfully prosecuted for bullying a co-worker under a Category 1 Work Health and Safety (WHS) offence.


Silicosis-affected stonesmasons seek compensation

31 May, 2019

Australian stonemasons are seeking compensation after engineered stone exposed them to silica dust and left many with silicosis.


Farmers produce new safety guide

30 May, 2019

A new farm safety guide has been released by SafeWork NSW in a bid to improve agricultural workers' health and safety.


One dead, another injured in landfill incident

28 May, 2019

Two men became trapped under landfill during a worksite accident in Sydney yesterday, resulting in the death of one worker and serious injuries for the other.


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