A Melbourne manufacturer has been slugged with a $600,000 fine over the death of a young apprentice, who suffocated in a tanker just 10 days after starting a work placement.
The party has promised to review and update the current laws, which were last reviewed in 2001. The aim is to make sure that the laws are up to date and fit for purpose and has said that they mean to make changes to the way WHS laws are enforced in Australia.
Just how common are amputations in Australia? They’re actually more common than you might think. Amputees represent 1 in every 1,000 individuals in Australia, and about 1 lower limb amputation is performed somewhere in the country every hour.
WorkSafe ACT is investigating a serious safety incident at the Groovin the Moo festival on Sunday 24 April in which a worker fell from a height greater than five metres and suffered significant but non-life-threatening injuries.
In recent weeks, WorkSafe ACT has been noticeably busier than usual. Prohibition notices and improvement notices have been issued to schools, play centres and the Territory’s secure mental health unit, Dhulwa.
Parts of a crane have caused damage to luxury Main Beach tower PEARL, being developed by Raptis Group.
Reportable workplace incidents have nearly trebled at the City of Greater Geraldton in the past year, following a spate of angry residents confronting City staff.
A young apprentice who was slapped while being hung upside down by his colleagues at a Christmas party is taking the company to court.
Authorities are investigating a gas leak at a salmon processing plant in southern Tasmania that resulted in 20 people being taken to hospital.
Lockdown-fuelled demand for take-out meals has brought throngs of new delivery riders onto streets around the world, but in Australia the boom has also seen tragedy with a spate of road deaths highlighting the plight of couriers.
Victorian farmers Tom and Bill Alston use drones to take some of the stress and injury risk out of mustering sheep and cattle on their Beeac property in the state’s south-west.
New research shows clear communication is essential for first responders in order to keep themselves and their colleagues safe from near misses while attending crash sites.
The campaign’s key message – “It’s never you, until it is” – aims to challenge a common mindset among farmers and agriculture workers that a serious incident won’t happen to them.
The workplace accident is one of the most frequent circumstances that exist, in fact, according to the International Labor Organisation, almost 1 million accidents of this type occur every day, around the world.
The Adelaide Crows are co-operating with SafeWork SA after the government body confirmed it was conducting a “comprehensive” investigation into the Crows’ controversial pre-season camp held before the start of the 2018 season.