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Charges laid after worker killed by road roller

19 March, 2019

A Brooklyn-based civil construction company has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria after a worker was crushed to death by a road roller in Mildura.


How workplace culture is changing in 2019

19 March, 2019 by John Colbert, Director at Corporate Edge

Culture plays an important part in the success and safety of an organisation, and workplaces are becoming increasingly cognisant of this fact.


The big face-to-face versus online training debate

15 March, 2019 by Sally Danbury, Kineo | Supplied by: Kineo Australia

Since the eighties, the knowledge economy has grown exponentially, generating high-skilled jobs and public access to the internet, as well as influencing the way we process information.


Alcohol and drugs in the workplace — what is reasonably practicable?

13 March, 2019 by Carlie Holt*, Georgia Kennedy^ | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Businesses must undertake alcohol and drug risk assessments to help prevent workplace accidents — and reduce the risk of severe penalties, including jail.


12 features of an effective health and safety culture

13 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?


Victims of workplace bullying viewed negatively: study

11 March, 2019

People who are treated badly in the workplace may actually be seen as bullies themselves, according to a new study.


1 in 5 male workers exposed to unsafe noise levels

11 March, 2019

New research shows that one in five Australian men are exposed to excessive noise levels in the workplace.


$180K fine for farm operator after sheep musterer death

08 March, 2019

An $180,000 fine has been issued to a NSW farm operator after a sheep musterer fell off a motorbike and was killed.


Women working long hours suffer more depression

04 March, 2019

Women are more likely to suffer from depression if they work in excess of 55 hours per week, according to a new UK study.


Company fined $69K after worker permanently injured

04 March, 2019

Serious permanent injuries sustained by a WA labourer have led to a $69,500 fine for an underground services company and its director.


Small businesses receive new WHS guidance

25 February, 2019

New guidance material has been released by Safe Work Australia that is designed to help small businesses understand their role as officers.


Amputated thumb sees steel company fined $30K

22 February, 2019

A $30,000 fine has been issued to a national steel supply and fabrication company, after one of its workers had his thumb caught in machinery.


New Interactive Guide Serves as a Reminder for Laboratory Safety

22 February, 2019

Laboratory Guide to Workplace Safety 2018/19 – Released


Cancer risk leads to stricter UK welding fume guidelines

20 February, 2019

With new evidence suggesting that exposure to steel welding fume can cause lung cancer, the HSE has issued an alert about changes in enforcement expectations.


Have your say on silica and coal dust exposure standards

19 February, 2019

Standards for workplace exposure to crystalline silica and respirable coal dust have now been opened for public comment.


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