Business

Calls for workplace sexual harassment reforms

08 March, 2019

In an effort to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, a diverse range of organisations has banded together to call for a range of reforms.


Forklift injury leads to $100K fine for logistics company

08 March, 2019

A $100,000 fine has been issued to a logistics company after a worker was injured by a forklift.


Farmers receive free health checks

07 March, 2019

A free health and lifestyle assessment service has been provided to Victorian farmers and agricultural workers.


New standards matrix shows OHS changes

07 March, 2019

With the recent introduction of the AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, a new matrix has been released to help businesses stay abreast of changes.


Metal prop dropped 56 levels at construction site

05 March, 2019

A metal prop has fallen from the 56th level of a Melbourne CBD construction site, prompting warnings about the dangers that falling objects pose.


Stadium death sees govt agency fined $90K

04 March, 2019

A $90,000 fine has been issued to a WA Government agency, after a worker died by falling through a skylight in the roof of HBF Stadium.


Safety Wise ICAM Incident Investigation training resources

01 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Safety Wise

Safety Wise offers free ICAM Incident Investigation resources including incident reconstruction videos and sample reports to assist with training and toolbox talks.


Zero mining fatalities reported for 2017–18

28 February, 2019

Favourable trends in the mining industry have been highlighted by a recent report from the NSW Resources Regulator.


Precast wall panel collapses at construction site

28 February, 2019

A narrow precast wall has collapsed sideways during an incident at a high-rise building construction site in Queensland.


Model WHS laws working as intended, review finds

27 February, 2019

A recent review of the model WHS laws has provided 34 recommendations to enhance the current WHS framework.


Electrocution on rural property kills two women

26 February, 2019

Two women have died after coming into contact with an electric fence on a rural property in Queensland.


Global healthy workplaces event held in Melbourne

26 February, 2019

The 7th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit will be held in Melbourne from 30 October–1 November 2019.


Avoid short cuts: enforcing an established safe system of work

26 February, 2019 by Joel Sheldrick, Rosena De Freitas, Megan Cramp and Lauren Haygarth*

The WA Court of Appeal has upheld a District Court decision finding an employer negligent in circumstances where it knew workers were using a 'short cut' rather than the system of work the employer had devised.


Study reveals risks of infectious diseases at work

25 February, 2019

A review has recently been conducted into infectious diseases acquired due to exposure in workplaces across the US.


Safety first: last chance to comply with NSW cladding regulations

22 February, 2019 by Julian Pozza*

With the fire to the Melbourne building Neo200 on 4 February 2019, combustible cladding has again been thrust into focus as a continuing safety risk.


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