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Expert calls for frontline mental health preservation

15 May, 2020

Essential frontline health workers must be given time to recover after each shift caring for COVID-19 patients, a mental health researcher has advised.


Four construction companies build hand safety awareness

12 May, 2020

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner enlisted four construction companies to take part in a hand protection program.


Plumbing safety: draining out hazards

11 May, 2020

Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2020/21 – Published


Two Victorian workplace deaths in a tragic 24 hours

04 May, 2020

Two people have died in the space of 24 hours in two separate Victorian workplace incidents, bringing the number of fatalities in the state up to 22 for 2020.


Safe Work Australia launches COVID-19 central information hub

04 May, 2020

SWA has launched its central information hub in line with the National Cabinet's agreement of the 'National COVID-19 safe workplace principles'.


Strategies to support the mental health of remote workers

29 April, 2020

The need to support the mental health of remote workers has never been greater, with many now working from home for the first time; here is some expert advice.


COVID-19 creating a stir — the importance of hygiene and safety for restaurants and cafés

29 April, 2020

Restaurant & Café Guide to Managing Workplace & Food Safety 2020/21 – Published


Nation's first face mask testing facility is on its way

28 April, 2020

In May, South Australia will establish Australia's first face mask testing facility, producing millions of respirators and face masks to combat COVID-19.


Companies in debt take more work health and safety risks

28 April, 2020

Firms with debt are more likely to seek short-term financial gains and sacrifice workplace safety, research reveals — and such instances may worsen amid COVID-19.


Research reveals migrants face elevated risks in Australian workplaces

23 April, 2020

Those who migrate to Australia are more vulnerable to workplace hazards compared with Australian-born workers, Curtin University research reveals.


NSW now protects all workers with $5000 on-the-spot fines

20 April, 2020

This week, the NSW Government extended its $5000 on-the-spot fines to protect anyone at work or travelling to or from work from being coughed or spat on.


Smoky workplace: air pollution advice

16 April, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released advice for persons conducting a business or undertaking to manage the risks from air pollution. NATIONAL SAFETY provides a summary.


Immersive first aid training courses instil confidence in an emergency

16 April, 2020 | Supplied by: St John Ambulance Australia (Vic) Inc

St John Ambulance Victoria has launched a series of first aid training courses that use immersive technology on large cinematic screens, specifically tailored for workplaces.


Frontline responders a priority in bushfire impact funding

15 April, 2020

The government will fund nine research projects exploring the physiological and mental health effects of the recent bushfires, including on frontline responders.


Expert urges caution on healthcare worker cloth mask use

15 April, 2020

Biosecurity expert Professor Raine MacIntyre has cautioned healthcare workers of the risks of cloth masks, as supplies of disposable masks and respirators fall.


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