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NT WorkSafe charges construction companies over worker death

12 November, 2019

Two companies have been charged with allegedly failing to comply with a health and safety duty after a worker was killed in 2017.

Clear sight: 5 signs you need to replace your safety glasses

05 November, 2019 | Supplied by: ProChoice Safety Gear

Safety eyewear should be regularly inspected to ensure it continues to offer sufficient protection. Brad Rodgers spots the five telltale signs your safety glasses need replacing.

Worker struck by 47 kg pin ejected by steam

01 November, 2019

A worker has been struck by a heavy-duty pin after it ejected unexpectedly from the rear-axle link of a CAT 797 dump truck.

Victoria workplace injury rate near record low, report finds

31 October, 2019

Victoria's rate of workplace injuries remains near a record low, despite a slight increase in 2018/19, according to WorkSafe Victoria's latest report.

NSW to lower silica WES to help protect workers

30 October, 2019

NSW is set to lower the silica workplace exposure standard in a bid to better protect those working with manufactured stone, sandstone and building products.

The night shift

29 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Springfox

Shift work plays an important part in our 24/7 economy, yet many workers struggle to achieve proper rest and a healthy sleep cycle. PETA SIGLEY offers practical tips for how employers can improve the sleep health of their shift workers.

First industrial manslaughter prosecution underway

28 October, 2019

Queensland's first industrial manslaughter prosecution is underway after a car wrecking company allegedly caused a worker's death in May 2019.

Queensland's workers compensation laws amended

25 October, 2019

Queensland's workers compensation laws are set to be revamped after proposed amendments passed in state parliament on 22 October.

SWA opens fifth forum on airborne contaminant exposure

23 October, 2019

Safe Work Australia is seeking feedback in its fifth forum on workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants.

Workplace bullying: beyond Brodie’s Law

22 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Lawyers LILIANA SCHULTZ and JACKSON INGLIS* explore legal developments that have followed the introduction of 'Brodie's Law' in Victoria.

Teys Australia wins top award at the National Safety Awards of Excellence

21 October, 2019

Teys Australia received the Pinnacle Award at the 2019 NSCA Foundation/GIO Workers Compensation 27th Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence.

Bus operator charged over worker death

18 October, 2019

NT WorkSafe has charged Buslink NT with six offences after one of its drivers was pinned and killed in a bus rollaway incident.

Quad bike safety standard released

16 October, 2019

Quad bikes are now subject to a new safety standard, designed to improve the information and rollover protection available for users.

Can you handle it? Back to basics in materials handling

15 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

The number of injuries and deaths of workers involved in materials handling across Australia is on the rise. Lawyers Bridget Bennett and Jackson Inglis detail some simple, "back to basics" controls that can help prevent devastating incidents from occurring in your workplace.

Minerals industry to review tailings safety

14 October, 2019

Australia's minerals industry has issued a communique outlining its plans to improve tailings management and strengthen the safety of workers.

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