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Hop grower fined $130K over tractor fall death

18 April, 2019

The death of a worker in 2017 has led to the conviction and a $130,000 fine for a hop grower in Victoria.


Industrial manslaughter to become a criminal offence in Victoria

18 April, 2019 by Charles Power*

The Victorian Government will amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (Vic OHS Act) to provide for the criminal offence of industrial manslaughter.


Sleep health critical to safety, inquiry finds

18 April, 2019

The report stresses that going without sleep is not a sign of 'toughness', and can have serious health consequences and major safety implications.


Join in World Day for Safety this month

17 April, 2019

Promoting a safe and healthy future of work will be the focus this World Day for Safety.


Heavy vehicle driver fatigue study results to inform law

16 April, 2019

The results of a major study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue have just been released by the NTC and the Alertness CRC.


Lone worker's body found in dry dam

15 April, 2019

A man has been found dead in a dry dam on a property in East Gippsland.


Two Sydney workplace deaths under investigation

10 April, 2019

Investigations are continuing into the collapse of scaffolding at a Macquarie Park construction site, as well as the death of an Ausgrid electrician at Lane Cove.


Skid steer loader crushes worker to death

05 April, 2019

A worker repairing a skid steer loader was killed during a crushing incident in February 2019.


Protecting shift workers from heart disease

04 April, 2019

Employers could be doing more to help protect shift workers from heart disease, according to new research.


Digital course upskills WHS workers

03 April, 2019

The number of people undertaking studies in the area of occupational and environmental health is likely to increase steadily over the next five years.


Heightened miscarriage risk for night shift workers

02 April, 2019

The risk of miscarriage increases by around one-third for pregnant women who work night shifts, a new study has found.


Welding electric shocks rising in mining sector

01 April, 2019

An increasing number of welding electric shock incidents in the mining sector have recently been reported to the NSW Resources Regulator.


Gift cards boost worker wellness, study shows

26 March, 2019

New research shows that while employee wellness programs are popular among businesses, worker motivation to use them remains lower.


Incorrect PPE removal spreads bacteria

25 March, 2019

Improper removal of personal protection equipment (PPE) has the potential to spread drug-resistant bacteria, a new study has found.


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.


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