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.

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.

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.

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.

Construction company awarded for safety innovation

21 February, 2019

A global innovation award has been won by Boral for its learning system that is designed to increase safety for workers.

Managing fatigue in coalmines: report

21 February, 2019

A team of inspectors from the NSW Resources Regulator has assessed fatigue management practices in the state's coalmines.

Sydney hosts #SAFETYSCAPE WHS show

18 February, 2019

Held over two days, the Workplace Health & Safety Show — the official trade show of #SAFETYSCAPE — will be held at Sydney's ICC in May 2019.

Draft electrical installations standard open for comment

18 February, 2019

The Standards Australia draft AS/NZS 5139 is now open for public comment.

Safety fears over unsupervised electrical apprentices

15 February, 2019

Multiple instances of apprentices performing electrical work without supervision have been uncovered during flood recovery activity in North Queensland.

$60K fine for food retailer over injured worker offences

14 February, 2019

A $60,000 fine has been issued to a food retailer over seven offences it committed with regards to an injured worker.

Killed in the line of work duties: we need to fix dangerous loopholes in health and safety laws

12 February, 2019 by Diana Kelly*

Laws must change so companies can't avoid taking responsibility.

Faulty generator sees tunnel workers evacuated

08 February, 2019

Generator problems last week prompted the evacuation of more than 300 workers from the WestConnex motorway tunnel.

Workers compensation comparison report released

08 February, 2019

A report detailing the differences between compensation arrangements for Australian and New Zealand workers has been published by Safe Work Australia.

Claims of bullying on NT construction sites

06 February, 2019

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has alleged that CFMMEU is undermining safety on construction sites through bullying.

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