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Tower crane hoist rope fails, drops load

16 November, 2018

A tower crane load has been dropped to the ground in Queensland, following a hoist rope failure in October 2018.

Zero in on safety

15 November, 2018 by Christian Fournier (CHSC), Fornebu Lumber Company, Canada

A good safety program is similar to an iceberg. Everybody can see the result but not all the hard work that was put into it.

Would you pedal at your work desk?

14 November, 2018

Pedalling desks could be the answer to health problems caused by sedentary jobs.

Latest Quick Poll Response from Safe-T-Bulletin 507

07 November, 2018

Is safety training part of every new employee's induction in your workplace? See the results from last week's Safe-T-Bulletin poll here.

Sexual harassment inquiry launched

07 November, 2018

The commission has opened public consultations across Australia, as it investigates the nature and prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

60% of truck drivers suffer musculoskeletal pain

06 November, 2018

Musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort are experienced by almost 60% of truck drivers, according to a new Canadian study.

Return to work reports available online

05 November, 2018

Safe Work Australia has just published two new reports on the 2018 National Return to Work survey.

Recruitment specialist fined over showground death

05 November, 2018

A $90,000 fine has been laid against a regional employment services provider after the death of a worker at the Toowoomba showground in 2016.

1 in 3 workers bullied by boss, says report

02 November, 2018

Around one third of employees feel they have been bullied by their boss, according to new research.

Latest Quick Poll Response from Safe-T-Bulletin 506

23 October, 2018

Do you think tougher penalties can help to maker workplaces safer? See the results from last week's Safe-T-Bulletin poll here.

Wall collapse seriously injures worker

22 October, 2018

A Queensland worker was allegedly seriously injured during the collapse of a 2.8-metre block wall in September 2018.

Melbourne Water wins top award at the National Safety Awards of Excellence

18 October, 2018

Melbourne Water has taken out the Pinnacle Award at the 2018 NSCA Foundation/GIO Workers Compensation 26th Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence.

Truck driver badly injured in towing accident

18 October, 2018

Failed towing equipment has led to severe abdominal injuries for a Queensland truck driver.

Raising the safety of cranes using gaming technology

17 October, 2018

Monash University research into fatal crane accidents has sparked the development of gaming technology that could enhance crane safety on construction sites.

4 tips to avoid back injuries

16 October, 2018

A leading spinal surgeon is urging Australian workers to think ahead and incorporate simple movements into the working day to avoid potential injuries.

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