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Court casts $650K fine following foundry worker's death

17 July, 2019

A foundry and metal casting company has been fined $650,000 after its failure to provide and maintain a safe plant resulted in an employee's death.


7 common workplace hazards and how to avoid them

16 July, 2019

SAI Global has identified seven workplace hazards that are commonly overlooked by employers. Here's how to avoid them.


Home is where the work is

15 July, 2019 by Jackson Inglis* and Liliana Schultz^

A flexible working arrangement can have many benefits. But ensure you implement it in a way that will keep your employee — and your business — safe.


How to manage endometriosis in the workplace

15 July, 2019

Almost 5% of the workforce — one in 10 women — suffer from endometriosis. Here's how employers can support them.


Queensland set to ban combustible cladding

12 July, 2019

Under the proposed new regulations, the ban would extend to all aluminium composite panels with a polyethylene (PE) core greater than 30%.


New model to improve construction health and safety

11 July, 2019

A new leadership maturity model could help frontline construction managers improve on-site work health and safety practices.


Mining and quarry practices under review after worker death

10 July, 2019

Queensland's mining health and safety practices and laws are under review following the state's sixth mining and quarry-related death in 12 months.


Report released on Helensburgh Mine evacuation

09 July, 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has completed a causal investigation into the March 2019 evacuation of 70 coal miners at the Metropolitan Colliery in Helensburgh.


Dust dangers

08 July, 2019 by Dannielle Furness

How respirable crystalline silica is threating to overtake asbestos as a workplace killer.


Safe Work Australia now accepting feedback on GHS 7

08 July, 2019

SWA will accept feedback on a proposal to adopt an updated version of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals until 28 July.


WorkSafe WA machinery repair inspection results released

05 July, 2019

WorkSafe WA has issued 980 improvement notices after its machinery repair inspection program raised concerns around hazardous substances and mobile plants.


Traumatised by the job

02 July, 2019

First responders like former police officer Belinda Neil bear the brunt of horror at work, causing PTSD. She shares her story and what is needed to turn the tide.


Workplace fumes cause 1 in 10 lung illnesses

02 July, 2019

Exposure to hazardous fumes in the workplace may be the cause of illness in more than one out of 10 people, according to new research.


Making safety mandatory

01 July, 2019 by Geoff Crittenden*

Australian legislation does not enforce welding standards by making them mandatory, posing a risk to both public and worker safety. This needs to change. 


Wash cycle

01 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Safety Equipment Australia Pty Ltd

Removing PPE after a shift can result in workers being exposed to pollutants. Correct decontamination and cleaning of PPE is essential to employee safety.


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