Victorian fatality toll continues rise after three separate incidents26 October, 2020
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.
183 Australians lost their lives while at work in 201919 October, 2020
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.
Worker dies in Curtin University construction site roof collapse14 October, 2020
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 Workplace Safety – Updated Interactive Guide13 October, 2020
Veterinary Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 – Released
Victoria imposes maximum penalties following fatal truck crash13 October, 2020
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.
NSW launches engagement tool for COVID-19 mental health13 October, 2020
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.
Researchers estimate 2019/20 bushfires health bill at $1.95bn13 October, 2020
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.
ACCC introduces new mandatory quad-bike safety standard30 September, 2020
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.
Health and Safety Month aims to help Victorians navigate COVID-1930 September, 2020
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.
Researchers release aged-care disaster preparedness toolkit30 September, 2020
Australian researchers have developed a free national resource to help aged-care providers ensure they are prepared for fires, earthquakes, floods and other disasters.
Ride on Mower Safety: Updated Augmented Reality Guide Assists the Sporting Amenities Industry30 September, 2020
Sporting Amenities Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 – Published
Ardent Leisure receives $3.6m fine over 2016 Dreamworld deaths29 September, 2020
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.
NSW regulator responds to investigation into conduct of inspectors29 September, 2020
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.
WHS resources released ahead of National Safe Work Month21 September, 2020
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.
Queensland mine safety inquiry postpones public hearings until 202116 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.