Australian university boosts infrastructure safety with new facility

08 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Monash University

The newly launched National Drop Weight Impact Testing Facility will heighten safety by assessing the behaviour of structures under severe impact loading.

Keep the festive season rush away from our traffic controllers

22 December, 2020

Drivers and road construction businesses have been urged to observe speed limits and protect traffic controllers from fatigued drivers across the festive season.

Vic company fined for dangerous demolition, asbestos removal

22 December, 2020

A demolition company has been fined $20,000 for demolishing a building containing asbestos without the proper controls in place.

Springvale Coal to spend $540,000 on enforceable undertaking

16 December, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has accepted a $540,000 enforceable undertaking for Springvale Colliery, after a 2019 incident in which a worker's leg was fractured.

NSW Quarterly Safety Report details latest mining hazards

14 December, 2020

The Quarterly Safety Report for July to September 2020 has been released for mining operators in NSW, outlining industry- and sector-specific information.

SafeWork SA prioritises compliance, education in 2020

10 December, 2020

The Annual Activity Report from SafeWork SA has revealed that compliance and education were at the forefront of its agenda during a year of challenges.

Legislation improves mental health support for Vic workers

03 December, 2020

The Victorian Government has introduced legislation that enables Victorian workers affected by work-related mental health injuries to access treatment and support.

SafeWork SA reveals winners of Safe Work Month competition

01 December, 2020

To mark National Safe Work Month, SafeWork SA held an Organise Your Own Workplace Activity competition, with six workplaces recognised for their workplace initiatives.

WorkSafe WA records multiple prosecutions

01 December, 2020

WorkSafe WA has prosecuted and fined two companies and two individuals, for failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for employees.

Construction safety issues improving in Throsby

30 November, 2020

WorkSafe ACT inspectors have noted an improvement in WHS standards across residential construction sites in Throsby, as part of Operation Safe Prospect.

Report: 53% work-related fatalities decrease between 2007 and 2019

26 November, 2020

A report released by Safe Work Australia has revealed that the rate of work-related fatalities has decreased by 53% between 2007 and 2019.

Family and Injured Worker Support Group holds first meeting

25 November, 2020

SafeWork NSW's 'Family and Injured Worker Support Group' has addressed workplace fatalities and injuries as part of its inaugural meeting.

After mental illness: supporting worker return to work

24 November, 2020

A study into worker mental health problems has called on employers to provide a tailored approach to help employees achieve a sustainable return to work.

NSW Government grants $3.3m for farm safety

20 November, 2020

The NSW Government will provide $3.3 million in funding to support safety on NSW farms, with $2.8 million allocated to the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program.

NSW Government invests in workplace safety

19 November, 2020

The NSW Government will allocate funding to enhance workplace safety and wellbeing, and to improve the physical and mental health of all workers.

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