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Charges laid after worker falls off roof, fractures spine

25 March, 2019

Two construction companies have had charges laid against them after a worker fell three metres from a roof of a Darwin primary school.


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?


Young worker falls targeted in construction safety blitz

22 March, 2019

A construction site safety blitz is taking place on the border of NSW and Victoria, targeting falls among young workers.


First WHS prosecutor appointed in Qld

20 March, 2019

The first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has just been appointed in Queensland.


New global standard to improve tailings dam safety

18 March, 2019

An independent panel of experts will develop an international standard for tailings facilities, according to the International Council on Mining and Metals.


Investigations underway at chemical site

18 March, 2019

A new chemical site at Campbellfield is currently under investigation by government agencies.


Spinal injury sparks $150K fine for swim school

18 March, 2019

A $150,000 fine has been issued to a Ballarat-based swimming school, after a student became a quadriplegic during a diving incident.


How understanding body clocks can aid shift workers

18 March, 2019

Understanding the individual timing of a person's body clock could be the key to increasing alertness in shift workers, according to a new study.


Pryme aids rescue workers in flood-hit Townsville

15 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Pryme Australia Pty Ltd

Keeping hydrated is important at the best of times, but never more so than when undertaking intensive rescue work.


Calls for workplace sexual harassment reforms

08 March, 2019

In an effort to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, a diverse range of organisations has banded together to call for a range of reforms.


Forklift injury leads to $100K fine for logistics company

08 March, 2019

A $100,000 fine has been issued to a logistics company after a worker was injured by a forklift.


Farmers receive free health checks

07 March, 2019

A free health and lifestyle assessment service has been provided to Victorian farmers and agricultural workers.


New standards matrix shows OHS changes

07 March, 2019

With the recent introduction of the AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, a new matrix has been released to help businesses stay abreast of changes.


Metal prop dropped 56 levels at construction site

05 March, 2019

A metal prop has fallen from the 56th level of a Melbourne CBD construction site, prompting warnings about the dangers that falling objects pose.


Stadium death sees govt agency fined $90K

04 March, 2019

A $90,000 fine has been issued to a WA Government agency, after a worker died by falling through a skylight in the roof of HBF Stadium.


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