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Fall claims the 23rd Victorian life of 2020

30 June, 2020

A self-employed builder died after falling approximately three metres on 4 May 2020 at a residential property at Mead, near Kerang in Victoria.

Kim Seeling Smith: managing through a crisis

30 June, 2020

DENISE CULLEN speaks with Kim Seeling Smith, who reveals how managers can ensure a mentally healthy workplace through a crisis.

SWA, NSW Government release COVID-19 industry-specific resources

29 June, 2020

New COVID-19 industry resources include: for accommodation services and tertiary education, from Safe Work Australia; and agricultural businesses, from the NSW Government.

Young workers at the COVID-19 frontlines

26 June, 2020 | Supplied by: AccessEAP

Psychologist MARCELA SLEPICA offers some focus points for retail employers and managers to help them maintain the wellbeing of their young workforce.

Safety signage packs a powerful message

26 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Site Safety Alliance

A safety signage initiative launched in May, bringing the power of signage-based messaging to construction sites across Australia through monthly 'packs'.

Free regional workers mental health SMS service extended

26 June, 2020

Three million workers in New South Wales's rural and regional areas will benefit from additional funding for a free SMS mental health counselling service.

Firm footing: choosing protective footwear

26 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Blundstone Australia Pty Ltd

Often made for specific conditions, safety footwear should be all about features that are built around keeping feet secure — in all kinds of environments.

Mobile clinic brings lung health checks for regional miners

25 June, 2020

The Queensland Government has announced that Heart of Australia will build and operate a mobile health service, providing lung health checks to regional miners.

Protecting worker mental health amid technology-driven change

24 June, 2020

Australian researchers have synthesised existing studies on how technology-driven changes at work can impact employee wellbeing, and provided key self-care strategies.

Coal mining company fined $210,000 following worker death

24 June, 2020

On 18 June, Griffin Coal was fined $210,000 in relation to a 2018 incident in which a worker died while operating a tracked mobile shovel at a site in Western Australia.

Industrial manslaughter: developments in Queensland and Victoria

24 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

On 1 July, the offence of workplace manslaughter came into effect in Victoria. JACKSON INGLIS and ERIC HALDEN provide analysis in the context of Queensland's recent first prosecution.

Western Australia spotlights quad bike dangers after deaths

24 June, 2020

WorkSafe Western Australia has issued a reminder on the importance of quad bike safety and outlined its state's initiatives after three recent crash-related deaths.

Working from heights: don't fall short on safety

23 June, 2020

National Guide to Public Works & Services Safety 2020/21 - Published

Coronavirus: workplace responses and the future of work

22 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Lawyers explore the impacts of COVID-19 on WHS law, including: legislative changes, difficulties that have been faced by workplaces and the future of work.

Our GPs could have been better supported, RACGP says

15 June, 2020

In its submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners detailed shortcomings of the government's response.

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