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WorkSafe Vic charges two companies after crane death

08 January, 2020

Alliance CG and Clark Cranes have been charged for failing to provide a safe work environment, after a 48-year-old man was killed at a building site in Box Hill.


Rumble strips used across NSW to reduce roadwork accidents

08 January, 2020

Transport for NSW has initiated the use of rumble strips on selected roadwork sites across NSW, to keep workers and motorists safe.


Support line managers, safeguard mental health

11 December, 2019

Line managers are not being given sufficient support to safeguard the mental health and wellbeing of their workers, 2019 survey research suggests.


Mining company fined $136K over injured worker

11 December, 2019

A mining company has been fined $136,000 over an incident at Doyalson's Manning Colliery where a worker sustained a serious head injury.


Burn incident sees paint manufacturer fined $75K

10 December, 2019

A paint mixing and manufacturing company has been fined $75,750 and ordered to upskill key staff after a worker was severely burnt while cleaning.


Charges laid over death in Victorian milk processing plant

10 December, 2019

WorkSafe has charged Big Hill Cranes, A-1 Engineering and an engineer after a man was killed in an accident at a decommissioned milk factory in Victoria.


High-risk work licences suspended over unsafe crane operation

09 December, 2019

Three South Australian workers have lost their high-risk work licences over unsafe mobile crane operation.


Victoria suffers three worker deaths in "horror" week

06 December, 2019

Three workers have died in separate incidents across Victoria in what the state's safety regulator is calling a "horror" end to November.


How to conduct a safety audit of your workplace

06 December, 2019 by Penny Geftakis* | Supplied by: Vanguard Wireless Pty Ltd

Regularly conducting workplace safety audits can help mitigate or prevent injuries and fatalities. Penny Geftakis offers five steps to a proper safety audit.


Industrial gas supplier fined $200K following worker death

05 December, 2019

A company with ties to an international entity specialising in the manufacture and supply of industrial gases has been fined $200,000 following a worker death.


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.


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