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Draft electrical installations standard open for comment

18 February, 2019

The Standards Australia draft AS/NZS 5139 is now open for public comment.


Safety fears over unsupervised electrical apprentices

15 February, 2019

Multiple instances of apprentices performing electrical work without supervision have been uncovered during flood recovery activity in North Queensland.


$60K fine for food retailer over injured worker offences

14 February, 2019

A $60,000 fine has been issued to a food retailer over seven offences it committed with regards to an injured worker.


Killed in the line of work duties: we need to fix dangerous loopholes in health and safety laws

12 February, 2019 by Diana Kelly*

Laws must change so companies can't avoid taking responsibility.


Faulty generator sees tunnel workers evacuated

08 February, 2019

Generator problems last week prompted the evacuation of more than 300 workers from the WestConnex motorway tunnel.


Workers compensation comparison report released

08 February, 2019

A report detailing the differences between compensation arrangements for Australian and New Zealand workers has been published by Safe Work Australia.


Claims of bullying on NT construction sites

06 February, 2019

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has alleged that CFMMEU is undermining safety on construction sites through bullying.


WA program tackles community healthcare violence

31 January, 2019

An inspection program aimed at redressing violence and aggression in community health care is being implemented by WorkSafe WA.


Fishing vessel death sparks safety program

31 January, 2019

A new program has been developed to improve safety in the fishing industry, following the death of Ryan Donoghue on a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Carpentaria.


No-blame safety investigations for heavy vehicle crashes

29 January, 2019

Independent, no-blame safety investigations should be considered for road crashes involving heavy vehicles, according to the Australian Trucking Association.


More focus needed on road injuries, not just deaths

21 January, 2019

Focusing only on road deaths, while skating over injuries, fosters complacency around driver safety, according to the Australasian College of Road Safety.


Electrocution on roof kills young worker

18 January, 2019

A 19-year-old worker has been killed after he was electrocuted on the roof of a Melbourne home.


Height safety rebrand

18 January, 2019 | Supplied by: GRIPPS

Stop the Drops has recently undergone a rebranding process, and will now be known as GRIPPS.


WHS women offered funding grants

17 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Women & Leadership Australia

Scholarship funding for women who work in the WHS sector is being made available by Women & Leadership Australia.


Oil and gas event showcases safer tech

17 January, 2019

Innovation that helps to promote safety in the oil and gas industry will be on display at the AOG 2019 event in Perth.


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