Business

WorkSafe WA to perform high-risk pressure vessel inspections

12 September, 2019

WorkSafe WA inspectors will be visiting plants with high-risk pressure vessels to help improve compliance with relevant safety regulations.


Mining companies pledge $96K in enforceable undertaking

05 September, 2019

Two mining companies are set to spend $96,000 as part of an enforceable undertaking, after they allegedly breached the Mining Act.


Man earns nine months' jail time for compensation fraud

04 September, 2019

A man that defrauded Victoria's workers compensation scheme of more than $112,000 has been jailed for nine months, according to WorkSafe Victoria.


Site supervisor fined $21,000 for workplace bullying

03 September, 2019

A man has been fined $21,000 in SafeWork SA's second conviction related to workplace bullying.


Ask "R U OK?" on 12 September

03 September, 2019 by Marcela Slepica* | Supplied by: AccessEAP

Ahead of R U OK? Day, Marcela Slepica from AccessEAP calls for meaningful mental health conversations to avoid potential incidences of suicide.


Errant fire burns sugar cane harvester with $35K fine

02 September, 2019

A sugar cane harvester has been fined $35,000 after a cane burning incident left a worker with severe burns and psychological injuries.


Finalists announced for 2019 WorkSafe Awards

29 August, 2019

Twenty-seven individuals, businesses and health and safety representatives are set to be recognised at this year's WorkSafe Awards.


Pack a snack for your midnight shift

28 August, 2019 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

New Australian research has found that a simple snack is shiftworkers' best choice for maximising alertness and productivity.


How outsourcing can help streamline contractor management

28 August, 2019 by Aaron Govindasamy, Director, Conserve | Supplied by: Conserve

Outsourcing contractor management can help simplify the process of using contractors while allowing them to maintain regulatory compliance.


Formwork company fined $120K after worker fall

28 August, 2019

A formwork business has been convicted and fined $120,000 after an employee fell more than four metres, fracturing his leg, according to SafeWork SA.


Handover tools and techniques for high-risk industries

27 August, 2019 by Natasha Doyle*

We take a look at some key handover tools and techniques identified in a recent study, which are used in energy production and other high-risk industries.


How pre-employment strategies can help limit workers compensation liability

21 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Logic Health

Done correctly, pre-employment functional assessments can reduce an organisation's risk of workers compensation exposure, Logic Health explains.


Hand amputation slaps meat processor with $90K fine

21 August, 2019

A meat processor has been fined $90,000 in Melbourne Magistrates' Court after a worker's hand was severed at its Brooklyn plant.


'Sportier' approach could help tradies tackle soreness

20 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Physiotherapy Association

An Australian Physiotherapy Association survey finds that 69% of tradies believe it is normal to be sore due to their work; 'warming up' could help.


Collapsed roof traps and injures worker

19 August, 2019

A worker has been seriously injured while manually demolishing the roof frame and external walls of a single-storey house.


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