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Man fined $3.5K for assaulting a WorkSafe inspector

15 August, 2019

A man has been fined $3500 and ordered to pay $127.40 in costs for assaulting a WorkSafe Victoria inspector at an Elwood construction site.


Meeting the latest health and hygiene monitoring requirements

14 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Cority (formerly Medgate)

Cority has announced two enhancements in line with Australian-specific health and hygiene monitoring requirements.


Fruit processor cut with $25K fine following worker injury

13 August, 2019

A Victorian fruit processor has been fined $25,000 and ordered to pay $3592 in costs after a worker's finger was partially severed by moving machinery.


An integrated WHS and environmental management platform

12 August, 2019 | Supplied by: ecoPortal

ecoPortal launches integration with Environment Essentials to bring WHS and environmental legal obligations within a management platform.


Farm worker dies after being crushed by hay bale

09 August, 2019

Early investigations indicate the worker had been removing a strap from a front-end loader's trailer when a hay bale became unstable and fell onto him.


Ballantine fall lands $38K fine in first of four cases

08 August, 2019

Valmont WA Pty Ltd has been fined $38,000 and ordered to pay $8054 in costs in the first court case related to 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine's death.


One worker dead and two injured after crane hits powerline

07 August, 2019

A North Queensland worker has died and two others were hospitalised after a crane came into contact with overhead powerlines.


Final speakers announced for SAFETYconnect 2019

06 August, 2019

The final speakers and presentation topics have been announced for SAFETYconnect 2019, incorporating the National Safety Conference (28–29 August).


Worker death prompts guidance on tree felling safety

05 August, 2019

The importance of maintaining an exclusion zone and effective communication when felling trees has been highlighted after a falling tree killed a worker.


Worker injured by imported pipe bender

05 August, 2019

Some imported equipment may not meet Australian Standards, SafeWork SA warned after a Chinese-imported pipe bender failed, injuring a worker.


Coalmine workers speak out on mine safety risk factors

02 August, 2019

Declining job security in coalmining is a major mine safety risk factor, according to a survey conducted by the CFMEU.


Chocolate store renovation negligence fine not so sweet

01 August, 2019

A Perth building company has been fined $5000 for negligence after it failed to carry out or supervise a renovation it had been commissioned to perform on a Fremantle chocolate store.


DNRME seeks feedback on Qld mining "safety reset"

31 July, 2019

The safety reset will involve discussions between management, operational staff and relevant union representatives on risks and safe practices.


icare starts $3m fund for preventing construction injuries

31 July, 2019

People, organisations and associations with ideas for preventing injuries in the construction industry could access a share of $3 million in funding as part of a new initiative by NSW workers compensation provider icare.


Builder fined $75K after "serious" circular saw injury

30 July, 2019

A Toowoomba builder has been fined $75,000 after their failure to instruct a worker in safe circular saw use resulted in physical and psychological injuries.


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