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SWA updates preliminary workplace fatalities data for 2024

22 February, 2024

Safe Work Australia has updated its preliminary fatalities dashboard and provided the latest estimate of workers killed as a result of injuries in Australian workplaces.


Revamped Workplace Health & Safety Show returns to Melbourne and Sydney

22 February, 2024

The Workplace Health & Safety Show has been revamped for 2024, with a new Summit Stage and Spotlight Stage; registrations for the event are open now.


Farmer fatally struck by shed roof

19 February, 2024

A Victorian farmer has died after being struck by a shed roof that detached in strong winds; WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the incident.


New network to support older employees with musculoskeletal disorders

16 February, 2024

A research network aimed at transforming the management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace has been launched at the University of Birmingham.


SWA releases interactive Safe Work Method Statement tool

14 February, 2024

Safe Work Australia has developed an interactive guide to help those in the construction sector understand the purpose of an SWMS, when it is required and how to use it.


Partnership to enhance mental health support in construction

13 February, 2024

A partnership between MATES in Construction and EML Group will bolster mental health support in the construction sector by adding two more field officers in NSW.


Psychosocial risks: the difference between work design and culture

13 February, 2024 | Supplied by: EnableOrg

A "toxic" workplace bullying prosecution in October 2023 highlighted the importance of culture in reducing psychosocial risk.


WorkCover Qld launches national workplace injury program

12 February, 2024

WorkCover Queensland and PeopleIN have launched a workplace injury program that supports workers in their return to the workplace, while reducing risks for Australian employers.


Victorian employers fined $16m for safety breaches in 2023

05 February, 2024

Victorian employers have been reminded of the legal consequences they could face if they fail their health and safety duties, after the total fines for safety breaches hit $16 million in 2023.


Finalists announced for 2023 WorkSafe Awards

29 January, 2024

The WorkSafe Awards recognise excellence in workplace health and safety and return to work.


Ensuring that psychosocial risk management meets legal requirements

23 January, 2024 | Supplied by: EnableOrg

A great deal of misinformation still surrounds the concept of psychosocial risk management, making it difficult to implement robust risk management processes.


Register now for AMW2024 in Sydney

22 January, 2024 | Supplied by: Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Ltd

Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW2024) will be held at Sydney ICC Darling Harbour from 17–19 April 2024.


Qld to strengthen electrical safety laws

15 January, 2024

The Queensland Government has proposed new laws to improve electrical safety and enhance the government's ability to regulate high-risk electrical products.


New code of practice to eliminate gender-based harassment

15 January, 2024

Safe Work Australia has published a model code of practice to help PCBUs eliminate or minimise the risk of sexual and gender-based harassment at work.


New SafeWork inspectors to promote health and safety in NSW

15 January, 2024

Thirty-five new graduates will join the SafeWork inspectorate team to help ensure NSW workers return home safely at the end of each day.


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