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3 tiers of construction safety leadership

04 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Procore Technologies, Inc.

A report released last month finds that 30% of Australian construction firms are 'safety first' — the highest rank in a 3-tier WHS model.


SA worker fined $8K for unlicensed asbestos removal

03 December, 2019

A South Australian man has been fined $8100 plus costs for unlicensed asbestos removal, despite a previous fine and licence cancellation.


Academy for hydraulics-focused training

02 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Hydraulink

Hydraulink announced in November 2019 that it is setting up a training school to offer a range of hydraulics-focused training programs.


Qld SSEs urged to check safety procedures after coalmine worker death

29 November, 2019

Queensland's coalmine site senior executives are being urged to review their safety procedures after a worker died at Carborough Downs Underground Mine.


Britain releases 2018–19 work health and safety figures

29 November, 2019

Stress levels are at an 18-year high for working Britons, the figures show. We also compare UK fatality trends with recently released Australian data.


'Snacktivism' delivers snacks to Melb and Syd

27 November, 2019

A campaign delivering free office snacks to Melb and Syd aims to boost collegiality and worker wellbeing. It delivers on 29 November, 6 and 13 December 2019.


18 NSW WHS Regulation amendments now in effect

27 November, 2019

A set of amendments to NSW Work Health and Safety Regulations came into effect in November 2019.


Construction company fined $650K for deadly fall

26 November, 2019

A construction company has been fined $650K after its failure to maintain a safe working environment or provide instruction led a worker to fall to his death.


Electrical company and its director charged after worker death

25 November, 2019

An electrical services company and its director have been charged after failures in the workplace resulted in the death of a fourth-year apprentice electrician.


SafeWork SA's first annual activity report reaches parliament

21 November, 2019

SafeWork SA's first annual activity report has been tabled in parliament following a recommendation from SA ICAC's evaluation last year.


Mine worker death under investigation by NSW Resources Regulator

20 November, 2019

A worker has died at Bulga Open Cut mine after being found unconscious and unresponsive in the cabin of the rubber-tyred dozer he was operating.


At sea with mental health

18 November, 2019

Employers need to take a more 'proactive approach' to addressing the challenges that come with working at sea, research suggests.


Building company charged for failure to cover floor holes

18 November, 2019

A building company has been charged with failing to apply mesh to holes or openings in floors after a labour hire backpacker fell 13 floors to her death.


Qld launches campaign to help cultivate farm safety

18 November, 2019

Queenslanders, help keep your workmates safe by sharing your farm safety tips to Twitter via #safefarmqld.


New standard to help ensure battery storage sector safety

12 November, 2019

A new standard designed to ensure battery systems' safety, consistency and reliability has been released in a bid to help fill industry knowledge gaps.


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