Fall claims the 23rd Victorian life of 202030 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 crisis30 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 resources29 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 frontlines26 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 message26 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 extended26 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 footwear26 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 miners25 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 change24 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 death24 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 Victoria24 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 deaths24 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 safety23 June, 2020
National Guide to Public Works & Services Safety 2020/21 - Published
Coronavirus: workplace responses and the future of work22 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 says15 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.