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Queensland DNRME files charges against mining companies

30 January, 2020

The Queensland DNRME has filed charges against a mining company and commenced legal proceedings against two quarry operators and a coal plant.


SafeWork SA prioritises safety in lead-up to event season

29 January, 2020

SafeWork SA will be conducting compliance inspections at a range of events in the lead-up to the state's event season, to ensure patron and worker safety.


SafeWork SA campaigns to reduce musculoskeletal disorders

20 January, 2020

SafeWork SA is performing a compliance and safety awareness campaign, to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the manufacturing industry.


18 years of Australian workers compensation data

16 January, 2020

Labourers have the highest rate of serious claims in the latest year of workers compensation data. We explore the report findings, including 18 years of data.


Children face many hazards in the workplace

13 January, 2020

WorkSafe WA has urged employers to keep children away from workplaces, particularly factories and construction sites, during the school holidays.


WorkSafe Vic charges two companies after crane death

08 January, 2020

Alliance CG and Clark Cranes have been charged for failing to provide a safe work environment, after a 48-year-old man was killed at a building site in Box Hill.


Rumble strips used across NSW to reduce roadwork accidents

08 January, 2020

Transport for NSW has initiated the use of rumble strips on selected roadwork sites across NSW, to keep workers and motorists safe.


Mining company fined $136K over injured worker

11 December, 2019

A mining company has been fined $136,000 over an incident at Doyalson's Manning Colliery where a worker sustained a serious head injury.


Support line managers, safeguard mental health

11 December, 2019

Line managers are not being given sufficient support to safeguard the mental health and wellbeing of their workers, 2019 survey research suggests.


Burn incident sees paint manufacturer fined $75K

10 December, 2019

A paint mixing and manufacturing company has been fined $75,750 and ordered to upskill key staff after a worker was severely burnt while cleaning.


Charges laid over death in Victorian milk processing plant

10 December, 2019

WorkSafe has charged Big Hill Cranes, A-1 Engineering and an engineer after a man was killed in an accident at a decommissioned milk factory in Victoria.


High-risk work licences suspended over unsafe crane operation

09 December, 2019

Three South Australian workers have lost their high-risk work licences over unsafe mobile crane operation.


How to conduct a safety audit of your workplace

06 December, 2019 by Penny Geftakis* | Supplied by: Vanguard Wireless Pty Ltd

Regularly conducting workplace safety audits can help mitigate or prevent injuries and fatalities. Penny Geftakis offers five steps to a proper safety audit.


Victoria suffers three worker deaths in "horror" week

06 December, 2019

Three workers have died in separate incidents across Victoria in what the state's safety regulator is calling a "horror" end to November.


Industrial gas supplier fined $200K following worker death

05 December, 2019

A company with ties to an international entity specialising in the manufacture and supply of industrial gases has been fined $200,000 following a worker death.


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