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Worker death prompts guidance on tree felling safety

05 August, 2019

The importance of maintaining an exclusion zone and effective communication when felling trees has been highlighted after a falling tree killed a worker.


Coalmine workers speak out on mine safety risk factors

02 August, 2019

Declining job security in coalmining is a major mine safety risk factor, according to a survey conducted by the CFMEU.


Chocolate store renovation negligence fine not so sweet

01 August, 2019

A Perth building company has been fined $5000 for negligence after it failed to carry out or supervise a renovation it had been commissioned to perform on a Fremantle chocolate store.


icare starts $3m fund for preventing construction injuries

31 July, 2019

People, organisations and associations with ideas for preventing injuries in the construction industry could access a share of $3 million in funding as part of a new initiative by NSW workers compensation provider icare.


DNRME seeks feedback on Qld mining "safety reset"

31 July, 2019

The safety reset will involve discussions between management, operational staff and relevant union representatives on risks and safe practices.


Builder fined $75K after "serious" circular saw injury

30 July, 2019

A Toowoomba builder has been fined $75,000 after their failure to instruct a worker in safe circular saw use resulted in physical and psychological injuries.


Tradesman fined $6K in relation to bullying young workers

29 July, 2019

A Hunter tradesman has been convicted and fined $6000 after his bullying behaviour negatively impacted two young workers' mental health and safety, according to SafeWork NSW.


NSW Government seeks feedback on Explosives Act

26 July, 2019

The NSW Explosive Act aims to meet industry needs while protecting workers, the public and property from unsafe explosive and explosive precursor use.


Crane's wire ropes slip in "major safety incident"

25 July, 2019

While no-one was injured, any issues with the crane — which is used to move shipping containers — could have "catastrophic consequences".


NSW lead WHS regulations amended to meet model laws

24 July, 2019

Blood lead thresholds and the definition of "lead risk work" have changed following the 1 July update of NSW Work Health and Safety regulations.


Farmers urged to consider quad bike risks this National Farm Safety Week

23 July, 2019

Quad bikes are a major cause of death and injury in rural workplaces. This National Farm Safety Week, Safe Work Australia is alerting farmers to quad bike risks.


SafeWork NSW to embark on silica roadshow

22 July, 2019

People working with silica in NSW regional centres can learn about dust control measures, health screening and air monitoring services, and best practice.  


Crane system wins Best in Class at Good Design Awards

19 July, 2019

The remote-controlled, electromechanical load-management system is designed to replace tag-lines and reduce crane-related fatalities and injuries.


Deadly duck farm fall lands $150K fine: court finding

16 July, 2019

Melbourne County Court has fined a duck farm operator's trustee and a maintenance contractor $75,000 each, following the death of a worker at a property near Nhill.


Farm hand dies while tree felling

16 July, 2019

A 59-year-old farm hand has died while helping to fell trees on a Buxton property, according to WorkSafe Victoria.


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