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Trapped worker dies at recycling facility

24 May, 2019

A Queensland worker who became trapped in a conveyer belt system at a recycling facility was fatally injured during the incident in March 2019.


Drivers support restrictive apps on phones: study

24 May, 2019

The majority of drivers would be prepared to install apps which restrict their use of mobile phones, provided they can still talk and listen to music.


Virtual reality CPR training rolled out for Vic students

23 May, 2019

New virtual reality CPR training has just been launched by St John Ambulance Victoria, providing students with real-life scenarios from which to learn.


Jammed conveyor chain injures mine worker

22 May, 2019

A shearer operator has suffered injury while trying to release a jammed conveyor chain during an incident in Lithgow's Springvale Colliery.


Firefighter safety helmet awarded for innovation

21 May, 2019

An innovative firefighting helmet has been the recipient of a design award in New Zealand.


Regulation of heavy vehicle driver fatigue reviewed

21 May, 2019

An issues paper has been released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) seeking input on the regulation of fatigue management.


New eligibility requirements for electrical contractors

20 May, 2019

New electrical contractor licence eligibility requirements have come into effect in Queensland.


Soldier death sees Defence Dept charged

17 May, 2019

Charges have been laid against the Department of Defence after a soldier died during a training exercise.


Farm manager fined $60K over fencing injury

17 May, 2019

A Queensland property manager has been fined $60,000 for failing to use a locking pin that could have prevented a worker being injured.


Unsafe worksites see apartment developer fined $80K

16 May, 2019

An $80,000 fine has been issued to a residential apartment developer after multiple safety breaches were detected at two of its construction sites.


WA driver medical standards updated

15 May, 2019

Amendments to regulations surrounding driver medical standards have now come into effect in Western Australia.


New laws for solar farm safety

13 May, 2019

Consistent safety standards on solar farms in Queensland will be enforced by new legislation coming into effect on 13 May 2019.


Falling death sparks $300K fine

13 May, 2019

A conviction and fine has been issued to a shopfitting company and its director, after one of its workers died in a fall.


Supermarket chain introduces defibrillators at all stores

13 May, 2019

Woolworths is planning to roll out defibrillators at all of its stores across Australia, in an effort to save lives.


Worker killed while loading excavator

09 May, 2019

An investigation is underway after a Northern Territory worker died at a plant hire business in Tivendale on Monday, 29 April.


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