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How a late bedtime could pose safety risks

27 March, 2019

Workers who go to bed late have slower reaction times and this could compromise safety, according to a new international study.


Rigger pleads guilty, fined $4K, for two crushed workers

25 March, 2019

A recent guilty verdict and fine of a rigger has demonstrated once again that safety is not just the remit of the employer.


Charges laid after worker falls off roof, fractures spine

25 March, 2019

Two construction companies have had charges laid against them after a worker fell three metres from a roof of a Darwin primary school.


Call for bus operators to improve wheelchair safety

25 March, 2019

Public transport operators should have a responsibility to ensure wheelchair-bound passengers are safely secured, according to a Victorian Coroner.


12 features of an effective health and safety culture

25 March, 2019 by Damien Wallis, Senior Assessor (OHS/EMS) at Lloyd's Register | Supplied by: Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited

For many years, organisations have struggled with the notion of implementing and achieving a 'good safety culture'. So, what does this mean?


Young worker falls targeted in construction safety blitz

22 March, 2019

A construction site safety blitz is taking place on the border of NSW and Victoria, targeting falls among young workers.


First WHS prosecutor appointed in Qld

20 March, 2019

The first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has just been appointed in Queensland.


How understanding body clocks can aid shift workers

18 March, 2019

Understanding the individual timing of a person's body clock could be the key to increasing alertness in shift workers, according to a new study.


Investigations underway at chemical site

18 March, 2019

A new chemical site at Campbellfield is currently under investigation by government agencies.


New global standard to improve tailings dam safety

18 March, 2019

An independent panel of experts will develop an international standard for tailings facilities, according to the International Council on Mining and Metals.


Spinal injury sparks $150K fine for swim school

18 March, 2019

A $150,000 fine has been issued to a Ballarat-based swimming school, after a student became a quadriplegic during a diving incident.


Pryme aids rescue workers in flood-hit Townsville

15 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Pryme Australia Pty Ltd

Keeping hydrated is important at the best of times, but never more so than when undertaking intensive rescue work.


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.


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.


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.


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