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House hit by collapsing scaffold

17 December, 2018

A segment of scaffolding collapsed onto a neighbouring home in Queensland during an incident in November 2018.


Hay baler crushes and kills worker

17 December, 2018

A Queensland worker has died after he was crushed by a hay baling accumulator in November 2018.


Tractor runs over and kills worker

17 December, 2018

A Queensland worker died after he was crushed by the wheels of a tractor he was operating, during an incident on a rural property in November 2018.


Funding aims to stop construction site bullying

14 December, 2018

An additional $3.7 million in funding has been provided for the ABCC, in an effort to eradicate bullying on construction sites.


Power shut off as tower crane strikes powerlines

14 December, 2018

A tower crane hit powerlines in Queensland during an incident in November 2018.


Reversing forklift injures worker

12 December, 2018

A Queensland worker has suffered minor injuries after he was hit by a reversing forklift during an incident in November 2018.


Tips to prevent heat and UV exposure

10 December, 2018 | Supplied by: SafeWork SA

As temperatures begin to rise, employers are being reminded of the dangers associated with working in heat.


Identifying dangerous structural issues in buildings

07 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Mainmark

Unstable ground can lead to structural issues with a building, affecting worker safety and business operations.


Mining rescue event winners revealed

06 December, 2018

Eighteen voluntary emergency response teams have battled it out at the 8th annual Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).


Charges laid over child's death on carnival ride

05 December, 2018

Charges have been laid against a carnival ride operator after a child allegedly fell from one of its rides and died in 2017.


Vic safety inspectors target construction site falls

04 December, 2018

Falls on construction sites are the focus of WorkSafe Victoria inspections on building sites between now and Christmas.


Severe stress affects 1 in 3 emergency workers

04 December, 2018

One-third of emergency services personnel are experiencing high or very high psychological distress, according to a new study.


70% of workers dehydrated, study shows

03 December, 2018

Occupational safety and performance in seven out of 10 workers is negatively affected by heat stress and failure to maintain water balance.


Silica concerns prompt Qld audit

03 December, 2018

An urgent audit of engineered stone benchtop fabricators is underway in Queensland, with 140 workplaces to be inspected before the Christmas break.


How workplace jokes can go wrong

03 December, 2018

A new guide to using humour in the workplace uses the latest research to ensure nobody is harmed by offensive jokes.


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