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Silicosis danger prompts ban on dry cutting stone in Qld

19 September, 2018 by

Dry cutting of engineered stone has been banned in Queensland, following health and safety concerns about high levels of silica in this product.

An alternate view on safety

19 September, 2018 by Dannielle Furness

Andrew Hopkins' views on safety challenge current convention and have been developed, in part, through examination of a series of local and international catastrophic industrial accidents.

Safety breaches resulting in termination

17 September, 2018 by Emma Gruschka (ack: Bridget Bennett) | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Unsafe conduct can provide a valid basis to terminate employment, but employers/PCBUs must consider their legal risks.

Clearing the air on workplace exposure standards

13 September, 2018 by Dannielle Furness

The airborne hazardous chemicals workplace exposure standards are under review. Safe Work Australia's Jackii Shepherd talks us through some of the changes.

Tragic day for workplace safety in Vic

12 September, 2018 by

A horrific crane incident in Victoria has claimed the life of one man and injured two, while in another Victorian incident on the same day a woman has died.

Latest Quick Poll Response from Safe-T-Bulletin 503

12 September, 2018 by

Do you know how to comply with driver fatigue rules in your workplace? See the results from last week's Safe-T-Bulletin poll here.

Vision for safety — protecting your eyes at work

10 September, 2018 by Annette Hoskin* and Prof Stephanie Watson** | Supplied by: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)

Which of the five senses is the most important to you?

Fall from 12-metre height leads to worker death

07 September, 2018 by

A Queensland worker has been killed in a fall from an air-conditioning duct onto a concrete floor.

87% of sites storing dangerous goods incorrectly

07 September, 2018 by

A safety blitz on the storage of dangerous goods in Melbourne has found that 68 out of 78 sites contravened safe handling requirements.

Improving mental health on construction sites

07 September, 2018 by

A new mental health partnership has been forged between the Black Dog Institute and Target Tradies.

Building firm fined after worker falls from roof

06 September, 2018 by

A conviction and fine has been handed to a building group after one of its workers fell from a roof at a two-storey house in Warrnambool, Victoria.

Latest Quick Poll Response from Safe-T-Bulletin 502

28 August, 2018 by

Does your employer expect you to monitor your emails during non-work hours? See the results from last week's Safe-T-Bulletin poll here.

Construction worker fatality after fall from height

28 August, 2018 by

A worker who allegedly fell through a stair void at a construction site at Rosebud, Victoria, has now died in hospital.

2018 National Safety Awards of Excellence finalists announced

28 August, 2018 by

The NSCA Foundation and GIO Workers Compensation have announced the 2018 National Safety Awards of Excellence finalists.

Video series to help with working at height education

27 August, 2018 by

In an effort to reduce fall injuries and fatalities at work, SafeWork SA has developed an educational video series.

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