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Lack of training a factor in injured worker case

09 July, 2019

A June 2019 ruling by a Queensland court emphasises the need for young workers to receive appropriate training.


Union declares "safety crisis" after coalmine worker death

09 July, 2019

Queensland's mining union has declared a "safety crisis" after a 27-year-old coalmine worker died on the weekend.


Piling rig drill head falls, injures worker

09 July, 2019

May saw two reported drill components fall from piling rigs, according to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Here's how to prevent similar incidents.


Victorian firefighters to access cancer compensation

08 July, 2019

Career and volunteer firefighters that meet certain requirements can now access presumptive compensation for specified cancers contracted during their service.


WA taxi and omnibus drivers subject to OSH laws

05 July, 2019

Taxi and omnibus drivers are now subject to Western Australian (WA) OSH regulations after the WA Government redefined 'commercial vehicles' in June.


AFL match to celebrate emergency service workers

02 July, 2019

Emergency service workers will be the real winners at this Friday's Hawthorn versus Collingwood Australian Football League (AFL) match.


Four parties charged over worker death

26 June, 2019

WorkSafe WA has charged four parties over the death of 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine, who fell through a roof during a construction project in 2017.


Learning networks to help boost workers' mental health

25 June, 2019

Workers and employers will soon have access to mental health experts and the latest thinking on the best ways to boost work mental health and safety through the WorkSafe WorkWell Learning Networks.


Compassionate truck driver awarded for heroic acts

24 June, 2019

A Linfox truck driver has earned the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian award for his compassionate and heroic actions at a multi-vehicle crash site.


Safe Work Australia seeks feedback on improving WHS laws

24 June, 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback on recommendations for improving the model work health and safety (WHS) laws, following an independent review in 2018.


Operator loses leg to skidder winch

21 June, 2019

A forestry skidder operator has been severely injured after his leg was caught in the machine's cable winch. The cause of the incident is currently unknown.


Melbourne Health charged after patient death

20 June, 2019

Melbourne Health has been charged with breaching section 23 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, in relation to a patient's death in 2013.


Victorian farmer struck and killed by machinery

19 June, 2019

A man has died after being struck by a post hole digger at a farm in Raywood, bringing Victoria's total number of workplace deaths this year to 13.


Forklift-induced injury leads to $90,000 fine

18 June, 2019

Queensland poultry processor Gemfire has been fined $90,000 after a worker was run over by a forklift that had its reverse warning beepers turned off.


Electric shock sparks $250,000 fine

18 June, 2019

A Queensland billboard company has been fined $250,000 after a worker received an electric shock from a powerline the company knew was a hazard.


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