Multiple injuries caused by high-pressure fluid releases

05 April, 2019

Several injuries caused by high-pressure fluid releases have recently been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator.

Heat stress sees formworkers hospitalised

05 April, 2019

Two Queensland formworkers were hospitalised due to heat stress during an incident in February 2019.

Linesman electrocuted to death during maintenance work

04 April, 2019

A linesman who worked for Ausgrid has been killed after suffering an electrocution during routine maintenance work in Sydney.

Code for mentally healthy FIFO workplaces launched

04 April, 2019

The first code of practice for promoting mentally healthy FIFO workplaces has been launched in WA.

Mining vehicle collisions on the rise

29 March, 2019

A rise in the number of vehicle collisions at underground metalliferous mines has been reported by the NSW Resources Regulator.

Dangerous goods guidance open for comment

27 March, 2019

Members of the public are being given an opportunity to comment on a draft guide developed for the storage and handling of non-explosive dangerous goods in WA.

How a late bedtime could pose safety risks

27 March, 2019

Workers who go to bed late have slower reaction times and this could compromise safety, according to a new international study.

Call for bus operators to improve wheelchair safety

25 March, 2019

Public transport operators should have a responsibility to ensure wheelchair-bound passengers are safely secured, according to a Victorian Coroner.

12 features of an effective health and safety culture

25 March, 2019 by Damien Wallis, Senior Assessor (OHS/EMS) at Lloyd's Register | Supplied by: Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited

For many years, organisations have struggled with the notion of implementing and achieving a 'good safety culture'. So, what does this mean?

Charges laid after worker falls off roof, fractures spine

25 March, 2019

Two construction companies have had charges laid against them after a worker fell three metres from a roof of a Darwin primary school.

Rigger pleads guilty, fined $4K, for two crushed workers

25 March, 2019

A recent guilty verdict and fine of a rigger has demonstrated once again that safety is not just the remit of the employer.

Young worker falls targeted in construction safety blitz

22 March, 2019

A construction site safety blitz is taking place on the border of NSW and Victoria, targeting falls among young workers.

First WHS prosecutor appointed in Qld

20 March, 2019

The first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has just been appointed in Queensland.

How understanding body clocks can aid shift workers

18 March, 2019

Understanding the individual timing of a person's body clock could be the key to increasing alertness in shift workers, according to a new study.

Spinal injury sparks $150K fine for swim school

18 March, 2019

A $150,000 fine has been issued to a Ballarat-based swimming school, after a student became a quadriplegic during a diving incident.

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