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Second scaffolding safety blitz for NSW

01 October, 2020

A new scaffolding safety blitz has been announced for NSW construction sites, after a recent safety blitz saw 800 notices issued across the state.


WorkSafe Tasmania using tech to streamline incident reporting

30 September, 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania has launched an online notification process to help businesses streamline the way they report workplace deaths, fatalities and incidents.


Jurisdiction road map: National Safe Work Month 2020

28 September, 2020 by Dr Joseph Brennan, Editor, Safety Solutions

We detail national initiatives, plus activities at a state and territory level, to explore the Australia-wide plan this October to promote WHS through COVID-19.


Two regional deaths prompt WorkSafe WA investigation

23 September, 2020

WorkSafe WA investigators are inspecting two separate incidents that led to the deaths of two men in Emu Flats and Benger.


Take5apps T5 App

22 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Take5apps

The T5 app incorporates five safety reporting apps in one and features date and time stamped reporting of risks and hazards, for improved safety reporting.


WorkSafe Victoria reviews young worker compensation payments

18 September, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria is reviewing weekly compensation payments for young workers, after an error in calculating increment dates was discovered in 2019.


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.


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