Following the recent explosion in Beirut, Australian academics from two universities have discussed the chemicals involved in the explosion and the disaster response.
Forestry Sector Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 – Published
Academics Dr DAVID LAWRENCE and WAVNE RIKKERS detail their continuing research in the area of Australian firefighter wellbeing.
Melbourne entered Stage 4 restrictions on 2 August. The following day, the state's Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced three lists that will apply to businesses.
Under new regulations, Victorian employers and self-employed persons must inform WorkSafe Victoria if a worker receives a confirmed coronavirus diagnosis.
WorkSafe Victoria's 'Health Care and Social Assistance (HCSA) industry strategy 2020–23' aims to improve health and safety outcomes for healthcare workers.
October is National Safe Work Month and this year's national theme will be 'Work Health and Safety through COVID-19', Safe Work Australia has announced.
Funding will enable UniSA to establish a research platform to study the psychosocial safety climate of workplaces, and help reform Australia's corporate climate.
Pregnancy and Development of Your Baby 2020/21 – Published
20–25 July was Farm Safety Week nationally, and Victoria has established a Farm Safety Council, to reduce injuries and deaths in the agricultural sector.
Qld's WHS Prosecutor has laid charges against Ardent Leisure, Dreamworld's parent company, over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids ride incident that killed four people.
With hand sanitisers now common at Australian workplaces, Safe Work Australia has developed a guide for safely storing flammable liquids, such as solvents and alcohols.
Researchers are urging workplaces to be more proactive in addressing sexual harassment, rather than waiting for employees to report the behaviour — especially amid COVID-19.
Mining & Quarry Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2020/21 - Published
In a state-first guilty verdict, a waste recycling company is facing a $500,000 fine for gross negligence after a worker's arm was amputated at the shoulder.