The operator of Hazelwood Power Corporation has been fined $1.56 million, after a bushfire spread to its coalmine and burned for 45 days.
The Australian Government and Standards Australia will jointly fund access for all Australians to AS 3959:2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas until 30 June 2021.
As Australia's firefighters are pushed to their limits, new research suggests their lower back pain can impact on the severity of insomnia they face.
Bushfires burning across Victoria have led to increasing smoke levels, which can adversely impact those exposed to particles in bushfire smoke.
There were 141 instances of mobile plant fires in NSW in 2019, and "a significant rise" in underground fires, according to a new report.
Those affected by the bushfires are being advised to remain vigilant, even after the fires have passed and assessment, clean-up and recovery work is undertaken.
Current NSW and Qld fires are a reminder for employers to review crisis responses. Lawyers Aaron Goonrey, Kaitlyn Gulle and Cameron Hannebery offer guidance.
Australia's state governments are grappling with updated combustible cladding regulations. Lawyer Kingsley Grimshaw outlines the response.
New research out of the UK suggests that virtual reality technology combined with multi-sensory stimulation has the potential to improve safety training.
New UK research finds that high-rise construction site workers are "risking their lives" by not responding immediately to evacuation alarms.
The Johnson Controls Vigilant T-Gen2 Grade 2 and Grade 3 emergency warning systems can be configured to suit most installation requirements.