Qld Mines Minister announces resignation from politics

15 September, 2020

Queensland's mining and resources sector has described Mine Safety Minister Anthony Lynham as a safety reformer, following news of his retirement from politics.

Vic Govt provides extension for cladding cost claims

11 September, 2020

The Victorian Government has introduced a suite of cladding-related reforms, providing more time for home owners to pursue legal action for cladding claims.

WorkSafe WA lays charges over plumber death

08 September, 2020

Two companies are facing charges and over $4 million in fines, following the death of a plumber at a Perth construction site.

NSW Resources Regulator releases quarterly safety report

04 September, 2020

The Quarterly Safety Report for April to June 2020 outlines incidents and trends relating to hazard management and provides sector-specific information.

Standards Australia revises standards for steel structures

03 September, 2020

Standards Australia has revised two standards regarding steel structures and the fabrication and erection of steel structures, to better support the steel sector.

82 notices issued in Hunter construction safety blitz

02 September, 2020

Construction sites across the Hunter region have received prohibition notices and on-the-spot fines, as part of a safety blitz by WorkSafe NSW.

NSW Govt introduces pop-up COVID-19 testing for truckies

31 August, 2020

The NSW Government has unveiled pop-up COVID-19 testing clinics in Narrandera and Tarcutta, to introduce safety measures for freight workers during the pandemic.

Dynamic modelling: the key to suicide prevention

28 August, 2020

University of Sydney reserachers believe dynamic modelling can be used to quantify the potential mental health impact of COVID-19, to prevent rising suicide rates.

Advisory group established to improve workplace safety

20 August, 2020

The NSW Government has established the Family and Injured Worker Support Group to help shape NSW workplace policy and support services.

Inspections raise concerns about commercial kitchen safety

19 August, 2020

A proactive inspection program conducted by WorkSafe WA has raised concerns about safety issues in commercial kitchens in workplaces.

$800K enforceable undertaking for Maules Creek Coal Mine

19 August, 2020

A truck collision at Maules Creek Coal Mine will cost Maules Creek Coal $800,000 after the NSW Resources Regulator approved an enforceable undertaking.

OFSC audit activities revised due to COVID-19 restrictions

14 August, 2020

Federal Safety Commissioner David Denney has revised the OFSC Audit Arrangements in Victoria to reflect changes in the construction industry due to COVID-19.

Call for comment: offshore oil and gas draft policy

12 August, 2020

As part of the Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is seeking feedback about a draft framework policy.

WorkSafe ACT Strategic Summit prioritises worker safety

07 August, 2020

The WorkSafe ACT Strategic Summit addressed safety at residential construction sites and WorkSafe ACT's strategic focus over the next four years.

A fall in numbers: UK work-related fatal accidents in 2019/20

07 August, 2020

The United Kindom's Health and Safety Executive has revealed that 111 workers were fatally injured in 2019/20 — representing a fall of 38 deaths from the previous year.

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