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Qld mechanical services providers require new licence

27 November, 2019

From 1 January 2020, Qld mechanical services contractors, nominee supervisors and those finishing relevant apprenticeships must hold a mechanical services licence.

Hazelwood Power guilty after mine fire, court rules

26 November, 2019

Hazelwood Mine's operator has been convicted after it exposed workers and the public to dangerous conditions during a major fire in 2014.

ASEA releases new strategic plan for asbestos management

25 November, 2019

A new national plan for asbestos safety and eradication has been released to help the country tackle the substance's "harmful legacy".

Surveyors fined $35K for approving fire-unsafe buildings

18 November, 2019

A building surveying company and its two directors have been fined $35K after approving three buildings that failed to comply with fire safety requirements.

WA childcare centres to improve hazardous substance management

14 November, 2019

WorkSafe WA has issued 161 improvement notices to childcare centres after inspections revealed problems with hazardous substances, among other issues.

States of Emergency declared as NSW and Qld burn

14 November, 2019

New South Wales also put a Volunteer Protection Order in place to safeguard workers, while Queensland commits to assistance for primary producers in crisis.

Queensland updates concrete pumping code of practice

13 November, 2019

Those in Queensland with a WHS duty relating to concrete pumping work will be subject to an updated code of practice as of 2 December 2019.

Putting Safety First – New Augmented Reality Guide for Sugarcane Farmers

12 November, 2019

Sugarcane Industry Guide to Safety 2019/20 – Released

NT WorkSafe charges construction companies over worker death

12 November, 2019

Two companies have been charged with allegedly failing to comply with a health and safety duty after a worker was killed in 2017.

Clear sight: 5 signs you need to replace your safety glasses

05 November, 2019 | Supplied by: ProChoice Safety Gear

Safety eyewear should be regularly inspected to ensure it continues to offer sufficient protection. Brad Rodgers spots the five telltale signs your safety glasses need replacing.

Worker struck by 47 kg pin ejected by steam

01 November, 2019

A worker has been struck by a heavy-duty pin after it ejected unexpectedly from the rear-axle link of a CAT 797 dump truck.

Victoria workplace injury rate near record low, report finds

31 October, 2019

Victoria's rate of workplace injuries remains near a record low, despite a slight increase in 2018/19, according to WorkSafe Victoria's latest report.

NSW to lower silica WES to help protect workers

30 October, 2019

NSW is set to lower the silica workplace exposure standard in a bid to better protect those working with manufactured stone, sandstone and building products.

The night shift

29 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Springfox

Shift work plays an important part in our 24/7 economy, yet many workers struggle to achieve proper rest and a healthy sleep cycle. PETA SIGLEY offers practical tips for how employers can improve the sleep health of their shift workers.

Health and Safety to Take Priority in the Oil, Gas and Pipeline Industry

28 October, 2019

Oil, Gas and Pipeline Guide to Workplace Safety 2019/20 – Released

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