Recent Victorian worker deaths — including two within the space of three days — have brought the state's fatality toll to 60 for 2020, four more than at the same time last year.
Safe Work Australia has released its national work-related fatality and workers compensation claims data. It reports 183 workplace fatalities in 2019, up from 144 in 2018.
On 13 October, a worker died and two others were injured, following the collapse of a glass roof structure at Curtin University. WorkSafe WA and WA Police are investigating.
Veterinary Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 – Released
Maximum penalties have been imposed against a Victorian road maintenance company and its director, after a truck crash that claimed the life of a young worker.
Until 6 November, NSW workplaces are encouraged to give feedback via an online engagement tool. The feedback will inform policy making and mental health strategy.
As we brace for the 2020/21 bushfire season, researchers estimate that the smoke-related health impacts of the 2019/20 season have cost the country $1.95 billion.
Following a rise in quad-bike related deaths in 2020, a new mandatory safety standard for quad bikes will come into effect across Australia from 11 October.
Aligned with the national theme, WorkSafe Victoria's 'Health and Safety Month' offers webinars to guide workplaces through COVID-19, with an emphasis on mental health.
Australian researchers have developed a free national resource to help aged-care providers ensure they are prepared for fires, earthquakes, floods and other disasters.
Sporting Amenities Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 – Published
Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been fined $3.6 million over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy that claimed the lives of four people.
SafeWork NSW has accepted all 11 recommendations of an August 2020 report released by the NSW Ombudsman investigating a complaint by Blue Mountains City Council.
October is National Safe Work Month, and in the lead-up Safe Work Australia has published a range of resources to help employers, duty holders and WHS representatives prepare.
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.