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NSW: Transport company fined $220,000 after worker suffers head injuries

Tuesday 14 March 2017

NSW transport company, Tamex Transport Services has been fined $220,000 after a truck driver suffered head and back injuries in an incident at its Beresfield depot in 2014.

QLD: 3 prosecutions for WHS Act breaches

Tuesday 14 March 2017

A company was recently fined $120,000 in the Townsville Magistrates Court after a worker sustained fatal head injuries when he was crushed between a tank and a forklift.

QLD: First category 1 prosecution under work safety laws

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Two family-owned businesses and their respective directors have been committed to stand trial following a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland investigation into the death of a 62-year-old roofer.

Call for quad bikes to be banned for anyone under age 16

Tuesday 14 March 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) recently called on the NSW Government to ban the use of quad bikes by children, following the latest death of a six year old girl in country NSW.

How OHS professionals can stay ahead of the disruption curve

Tuesday 14 March 2017

As technology plays a more significant role in disrupting OHS, the challenge for health and safety professionals is to strike a balance between focusing on real OHS issues while benefiting from the efficiencies that that new and improved technologies can bring.

Transport, postal and warehousing sector leads workplace fatality list

Tuesday 14 March 2017

28 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2017 as of 27 February, according to Safe Work Australia, which found that the transport, postal and warehousing sector has experienced the highest number of work-based fatalities.

NSW: Quad bike safety rebates doubled

Tuesday 14 March 2017

The NSW Government has doubled the value of rebates available to farmers for quad bike safety measures.

NSW: Safety focus on Hunter residential construction sector

Tuesday 14 March 2017

SafeWork NSW recently launched a new “TradieSafe” project to help reduce injuries in the Hunter region’s residential construction industry.

QLD: Update for recreational diving and snorkelling code of practice

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Queensland’s recreational diving and snorkelling code of practice will be updated by July, following a recent reef safety roundtable in Cairns which was convened following a number of incidents on the reef.

WA: Reminder issued over cyanide hazards

Tuesday 14 March 2017

WorkSafe WA recently issued a reminder to employers about the safe handling, storage, disposal, health effects, first aid and safety issues relating to fires involving cyanide.

NSW: Earthworks business fined $90,000 over worker injuries

Tuesday 28 February 2017

An earthworks business in Bathurst NSW has been fined $90,000 for failing to comply with safety standards that led to two workers being injured in January 2015.

VIC: Bakery fined after worker’s fingers amputated

Tuesday 28 February 2017

A bakery in Victoria’s Altona North was fined $40,000 for breaching the 2004 OHS Act after a worker’s fingertips were amputated by a machine filling pastries with custard.

VIC: Two dead and one injured in one weekend

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Two men were killed and another suffered critical head injuries in three separate incidents at in Victoria recently.

WA: Worker fined $11,000 over death of fellow worker

Tuesday 28 February 2017

An employee has been fined $11,000 and ordered to pay $1745 in costs over the death of a fellow worker at a hay baling workplace at Narrogin in Western Australia in 2013.

How OHS can get ahead with safety analytics

Tuesday 28 February 2017

A key factor which holds organisations back from embracing valuable safety analytics is a tendency towards entrenched safety analysis which focuses on lag indicators, reporting norms and metrics – within both the safety profession and a lot of organisations, according to an expert in the area.

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