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Vic safety inspectors target construction site falls

04 December, 2018

Falls on construction sites are the focus of WorkSafe Victoria inspections on building sites between now and Christmas.


Severe stress affects 1 in 3 emergency workers

04 December, 2018

One-third of emergency services personnel are experiencing high or very high psychological distress, according to a new study.


70% of workers dehydrated, study shows

03 December, 2018

Occupational safety and performance in seven out of 10 workers is negatively affected by heat stress and failure to maintain water balance.


Silica concerns prompt Qld audit

03 December, 2018

An urgent audit of engineered stone benchtop fabricators is underway in Queensland, with 140 workplaces to be inspected before the Christmas break.


How workplace jokes can go wrong

03 December, 2018

A new guide to using humour in the workplace uses the latest research to ensure nobody is harmed by offensive jokes.


Upvise online safety certification

29 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Fleet Effect Pty Ltd

The Upvise online certification framework digitises the overall process for AS/NZS4801 certification.


Dust diseases clinic improves medical care

28 November, 2018 | Supplied by: icare

The clinic's screening services are free and include access to X-ray, full lung function test and a medical examination with a medical specialist.


Contractor death sees construction firm fined

27 November, 2018

A housing construction company has been fined $250,000 after its contractor fell and died at a worksite.


Theme park gondola ride falls during maintenance

19 November, 2018

During maintenance in October 2018, a gondola on a drop tower amusement ride became detached from the above catch-car.


Forklift tips over, fatally crushes operator

16 November, 2018

The experienced operator was moving a load into an industrial shed when the forklift's mast collided with an overhead steel beam.


Jobs at Home Day raises safety awareness

14 November, 2018

In December, Victorian workers will be given the opportunity to celebrate the important jobs they do at home for their families.


High-voltage circuit breaker kills worker

14 November, 2018

A worker has been killed following a power station incident in Victoria.


Staying safe at the end of the working year

12 November, 2018

Workers and employers are being reminded about the importance of workplace safety as the festive season approaches.


Two arc flash incidents burn workers

12 November, 2018

Two Queensland electrical workers have suffered burns from an arc flash during separate incidents.


'They never came home' senate inquiry report released

08 November, 2018

The 34 recommendations from a senate inquiry into industrial deaths have been released by the Education and Employment References Committee.


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