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Workplace injury targets fall short

06 December, 2006

A reduction in workplace fatalities has placed Australian workplaces ahead of the target set in the National OHS Strategy, but progress in workplace injury still falls short of the targeted 40% improvement by 2012.

Safety mentoring for small business

23 November, 2006

The successful completion of a trial mentoring program to help small businesses improve workplace safety will see it expand into the manufacturing and construction industries.

Unsafe conditions for overseas workers

15 November, 2006

The safety and conditions of workers on 457 visas has again been questioned by the CFMEU after Victorian WorkCover inspectors recently shut down a construction site near Ballarat on safety grounds.

Falls, trips and slips increase by 50%

13 November, 2006

Figures show that more than 25,000 new workers compensation cases each year are due to falls, trips and slips.

ACT intervenes with manual tasks program

02 November, 2006

A range of occupational health and safety intervention strategies has been launched by ACT WorkCover as part of its 2006/07 Information and Prevention Program.

Safety warning at Tasmania's Workplace Safe Week launch

23 October, 2006

Workplace Safe Week 2006 has launched in Tasmania with the news that workplace injuries fell by just 230 to reach 10,018 in the 2005-06 financial year.

Safety mats

19 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The UMM Universal Safety Mat range is a heavy-duty PVC impact-resistant safety mat rated to Category 3 for demanding safety applications. The range is available in a variety of standard metric sizes and, being a single-piece design, is highly resistant to delamination and impact damage.

Women tackle industrial safety

13 October, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

Three of the four Health and Safety Representative of the Year finalists in this year's WorkSafe Victoria Awards agree that while men still far outweigh women when it comes to health and safety in industrial settings, the gap is narrowing

Workers ignore back injury prevention

10 October, 2006

A preventative injury expert says that workers often ignore the help that is offered to them when it comes to protecting their backs.

New framework for construction safety

25 September, 2006

A national workplace safety framework has been launched to reduce injury and fatality rates in the construction industry.

Pallet stabilising labels

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

Matthews Intelligent Identification has been appointed exclusive agent in Australia for Holdtite pallet stabilising labels.

Crane safety appliance

18 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

The 6242 Crane Safety Appliance has been designed for use on mobile cranes, tower cranes, truck cranes and hoists of all types, and meets the requirements of AS1418.5-2002 (Section 7.3).

Combustion vs electric: which is safer?

15 September, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

Sales of electric forklifts are fast catching up to their combustive cousins. Advances in battery-powered technology have seen more businesses take advantage of some of the unique safety advantages of this emission-free alternative

Free safety assessments in Kimberley

04 September, 2006

Kimberley businesses can take advantage of a free three-hour on-site visit by an independent WorkSafe WA consultant throughout September.

A $25,000 fine, but no injuries

22 August, 2006

A Perth construction company has been fined $25,000 after a crane toppled over on a building site, even though no-one was injured.

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