Qld Safe Work and Return to Work Award finalists

30 September, 2019

Thirty finalists have been selected for Queensland's 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards for their outstanding health and safety achievements. 

Overturned crane brings safety procedures into question

27 September, 2019

A residential construction site's safety procedures are under the spotlight after a small crane overturned while lifting a load from a large truck.

NT's strong arm of WHS Law

27 September, 2019 by Martin Kelly, Guy Biddle and Will Snow* | Supplied by: Finlaysons Lawyers

Lawyers Martin Kelly, Guy Biddle and Will Snow explore the Northern Territory's use of enforceable undertakings and stance on industrial manslaughter.

Prohibition notice prevents coalmine from using vehicles

26 September, 2019

A coalmine has been prevented from using all vehicles after an inspection revealed multiple alleged breaches of safe light vehicle operation procedures.

Australian study has truck driver health in its sights

25 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Monash University

In stage two of a major national study, researchers from Monash University are calling on truck drivers to participate in a survey about their health.

CFMMEU and official fined for abusing safety functions

24 September, 2019

The CFMMEU and its former official have been fined $34K after the official "intentionally hindered and obstructed" works due to false safety concerns.

NT industrial manslaughter laws to be debated by end 2019

23 September, 2019

If passed, individuals could face life imprisonment, or businesses, fines up to $10 million, if reckless or negligent conduct has caused a workplace fatality.

Stop Work Notice issued for failure to get safety approvals

20 September, 2019

A Canberra construction site has received a Stop Work Notice after Access Canberra found the builders had failed to get approval for the works.

Worker dies in dozer, light vehicle collision

19 September, 2019

A worker has died after a dozer collided with their light vehicle at the Snapper Mineral Sands Mine in August.

Fail safely: why VR is a game changer for safety training

18 September, 2019 by Ken Kencevski* | Supplied by: Devika

VR allows real-life hazards to be experienced in a virtual environment. Ken Kencevski outlines its benefits, applications and recent uptake.

Wall collapse kills man at building site

18 September, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a 56-year-old man after a brick wall collapsed on him at a Ballarat residential building site.

Developer fined $180K for worker fall

17 September, 2019

A developer has been convicted and fined $180,000 after a work-experience student fell six metres and sustained serious injuries at a Canberra worksite in 2016.

Worker injured after arms get trapped in pulling winch

16 September, 2019

A worker has suffered traumatic injuries to both arms after becoming trapped by a pulling winch. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Reset renews mine and quarry workers' safety focus

13 September, 2019

Almost 50,000 Qld mine and quarry workers have completed safety resets, after the state experienced six deaths of mine and quarry workers in 12 months.

Safety messages targeted at tradies

13 September, 2019 by Michael Blumberg* | Supplied by: Target Tradies

'Target Tradies' is helping the Cancer Council and Black Dog Institute reach tradies on the job. Founder Michael Blumberg outlines the initiative.

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