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Company facing $1.5m fine following Sydney Metro incident

16 September, 2020

A construction company has been charged with breaching work health and safety laws, after a bricklayer suffered severe injuries following a seven-metre fall.


Research finds drug and alcohol support sector under pressure

16 September, 2020

As COVID-19 aggravates problems with alcohol abuse, Flinders University survey research reveals that support workers in the area are facing significant pressure.


Victorian service workers receive family violence training

16 September, 2020

With families under strain amid COVID-19, Victorians who work in service roles can now receive critical training to help them identify and respond to family violence.


Queensland mine safety inquiry postpones public hearings until 2021

16 September, 2020

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry public hearings into the accident at Grosvenor Mine will be postponed until 2021, and its report released in two parts.


Very high risk environments should not operate, AHPPC advises

07 September, 2020

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has advised on the types of businesses that should not operate in the '3-step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia'.


Researchers link food safety model with pandemic management

02 September, 2020

Researchers have argued that a model developed to manage food safety incidents could also have applications in pandemic management, particularly for COVID-19.


Interim observations published by bushfire Royal Commission

02 September, 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has published its interim observations, to prepare for the 2020/21 bushfire season — and Queensland responds.


Safe Work Australia provides guidance for GHS 7 transition

02 September, 2020

SWA has published guidance to help businesses with the two-year transition to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7.


Victorian Aged Care Response Centre provides one-month update

02 September, 2020

One month after its establishment to protect Victorians in aged care amid COVID-19, the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre has provided an update on its operations.


Qld prosecutes its first individual for industrial manslaughter

24 August, 2020

For the first time since the offence was enacted in Queensland in 2017, a business owner is facing industrial manslaughter charges following a July 2019 death.


Research advocates integrated care for older Australians

20 August, 2020

As our aged-care sector comes under scrutiny, research reveals that integrated models for care, health and housing are effective means of empowering older Australians.


Anglo American prepares to restart Grosvenor Mine in 2021

19 August, 2020

After five workers were injured in an explosion at its Queensland Grosvenor Mine in May 2020, Anglo American has announced plans to restart mine operations in 2021.


Australian academics weigh in on explosion in Beirut

19 August, 2020

Following the recent explosion in Beirut, Australian academics from two universities have discussed the chemicals involved in the explosion and the disaster response.


SWA report highlights occupational lung diseases in Australia

19 August, 2020

A new report published by Safe Work Australia explores the industries and occupations where workers are at risk of contracting occupational lung diseases.


Logging onto Safety: Updated Augmented Reality Safety Guide for Forestry Workers

18 August, 2020

Forestry Sector Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 – Published


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