Company facing $1.5m fine following Sydney Metro incident16 September, 2020
A construction company has been charged with breaching work health and safety laws, after a bricklayer suffered severe injuries following a seven-metre fall.
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.
Teaching Children Healthy Habits Augmented Reality Guide Assists Early Childhood Educators & Parents16 September, 2020
National Guide to Early Childhood Education 2020/21 – Published
Victorian service workers receive family violence training16 September, 2020
With families under strain amid COVID-19, Victorians who work in service roles can now receive critical training to help them identify and respond to family violence.
Very high risk environments should not operate, AHPPC advises07 September, 2020
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has advised on the types of businesses that should not operate in the '3-step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia'.
Plant and equipment safety on cotton farms — new guide assists farmers07 September, 2020
Cotton Industry Guide to Safety 2020/21 – Published
Victorian Aged Care Response Centre provides one-month update02 September, 2020
One month after its establishment to protect Victorians in aged care amid COVID-19, the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre has provided an update on its operations.
Interim observations published by bushfire Royal Commission02 September, 2020
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has published its interim observations, to prepare for the 2020/21 bushfire season — and Queensland responds.
Researchers link food safety model with pandemic management02 September, 2020
Researchers have argued that a model developed to manage food safety incidents could also have applications in pandemic management, particularly for COVID-19.
Safe Work Australia provides guidance for GHS 7 transition02 September, 2020
SWA has published guidance to help businesses with the two-year transition to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7.
Qld prosecutes its first individual for industrial manslaughter24 August, 2020
For the first time since the offence was enacted in Queensland in 2017, a business owner is facing industrial manslaughter charges following a July 2019 death.
Steer Away from Driver Fatigue: New Augmented Reality Safety Guide Keeping Transport Workers Safe22 August, 2020
Transport & Logistics Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21-Published
Research advocates integrated care for older Australians20 August, 2020
As our aged-care sector comes under scrutiny, research reveals that integrated models for care, health and housing are effective means of empowering older Australians.
Australian academics weigh in on explosion in Beirut19 August, 2020
Following the recent explosion in Beirut, Australian academics from two universities have discussed the chemicals involved in the explosion and the disaster response.
SWA report highlights occupational lung diseases in Australia19 August, 2020
A new report published by Safe Work Australia explores the industries and occupations where workers are at risk of contracting occupational lung diseases.