Business

Can farting in the workplace amount to bullying?

15 April, 2019 by Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim*

An employee who claims he was bullied by a flatulating fellow worker has vowed to take his former employer to the High Court of Australia.


Garbage truck crushes and kills driver

12 April, 2019

A garbage truck has crushed a man to death in Koonwarra, South Gippsland.


Forklift injuries spark $95K fine for abattoir

11 April, 2019

A $95,000 fine has been issued to a Warrnambool abattoir, after two of its workers were struck by a forklift.


Legal action launched after miner death

11 April, 2019

Prosecution proceedings have been launched by the NSW Resources Regulator against a mine, following an alleged workplace death in April 2017.


Worker crushed, UK food processor fined £1.4m

10 April, 2019

A £1.4 million fine has been issued to a UK food processing company, after one of its workers sustained serious crush injuries.


Fake electrician on Airtasker fined $100K

09 April, 2019

A $100,000 fine has been issued to a man who fraudulently posed as an electrician on the Airtasker online marketplace.


Heat stress sees formworkers hospitalised

05 April, 2019

Two Queensland formworkers were hospitalised due to heat stress during an incident in February 2019.


Multiple injuries caused by high-pressure fluid releases

05 April, 2019

Several injuries caused by high-pressure fluid releases have recently been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator.


Code for mentally healthy FIFO workplaces launched

04 April, 2019

The first code of practice for promoting mentally healthy FIFO workplaces has been launched in WA.


Linesman electrocuted to death during maintenance work

04 April, 2019

A linesman who worked for Ausgrid has been killed after suffering an electrocution during routine maintenance work in Sydney.


Mining vehicle collisions on the rise

29 March, 2019

A rise in the number of vehicle collisions at underground metalliferous mines has been reported by the NSW Resources Regulator.


Dangerous goods guidance open for comment

27 March, 2019

Members of the public are being given an opportunity to comment on a draft guide developed for the storage and handling of non-explosive dangerous goods in WA.


How a late bedtime could pose safety risks

27 March, 2019

Workers who go to bed late have slower reaction times and this could compromise safety, according to a new international study.


12 features of an effective health and safety culture

25 March, 2019 by Damien Wallis, Senior Assessor (OHS/EMS) at Lloyd's Register | Supplied by: Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited

For many years, organisations have struggled with the notion of implementing and achieving a 'good safety culture'. So, what does this mean?


Rigger pleads guilty, fined $4K, for two crushed workers

25 March, 2019

A recent guilty verdict and fine of a rigger has demonstrated once again that safety is not just the remit of the employer.


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