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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.


Trapped worker dies at recycling facility

24 May, 2019

A Queensland worker who became trapped in a conveyer belt system at a recycling facility was fatally injured during the incident in March 2019.


Drivers support restrictive apps on phones: study

24 May, 2019

The majority of drivers would be prepared to install apps which restrict their use of mobile phones, provided they can still talk and listen to music.


Virtual reality CPR training rolled out for Vic students

23 May, 2019

New virtual reality CPR training has just been launched by St John Ambulance Victoria, providing students with real-life scenarios from which to learn.


Jammed conveyor chain injures mine worker

22 May, 2019

A shearer operator has suffered injury while trying to release a jammed conveyor chain during an incident in Lithgow's Springvale Colliery.


Regulation of heavy vehicle driver fatigue reviewed

21 May, 2019

An issues paper has been released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) seeking input on the regulation of fatigue management.


Firefighter safety helmet awarded for innovation

21 May, 2019

An innovative firefighting helmet has been the recipient of a design award in New Zealand.


New eligibility requirements for electrical contractors

20 May, 2019

New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements have come into effect in Queensland.


Soldier death sees Defence Dept charged

17 May, 2019

Charges have been laid against the Department of Defence after a soldier died during a training exercise.


Farm manager fined $60K over fencing injury

17 May, 2019

A Queensland property manager has been fined $60,000 for failing to use a locking pin that could have prevented a worker being injured.


Unsafe worksites see apartment developer fined $80K

16 May, 2019

An $80,000 fine has been issued to a residential apartment developer after multiple safety breaches were detected at two of its construction sites.


WA driver medical standards updated

15 May, 2019

Amendments to regulations surrounding driver medical standards have now come into effect in Western Australia.


Supermarket chain introduces defibrillators at all stores

13 May, 2019

Woolworths is planning to roll out defibrillators at all of its stores across Australia, in an effort to save lives.


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