Detection of asbestos containing material in imported goods have continued to occur in
Australia, and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and other stakeholders need to do more in order to improve compliance and reduce importation levels.
There have been two workplace-related fatalities in South Australia recently, according to SafeWork SA.
SafeWork NSW has issued a reminder to NSW businesses to work safely with ladders after one worker was killed and four were seriously injured in falls over the past two months.
A 58-year-old electrical contractor suffered fatal head injuries when he fell three metres from a ladder at a Smithfield business in June.
Safe Work Australia recently invited workplaces around Australia to submit entries to the Workplace Participation Reward as part of National Safe Work Month in October.
A recent Safe Work Australia report has found that 47 per cent of male workers and 40 per cent of female workers were exposed to one or more asthmagens in their workplace.
An Ocean Grove plastering company in Victoria was recently convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident in which a subcontractor suffered severe spinal injuries after falling from a work platform.
WorkSafe Victoria recently encouraged employers and other stakeholders to comment on proposed changes to Victoria’s OHS regulations.
Almost 130 businesses and individuals were fined a record amount by the Victorian courts in 2015-16 for breaching OHS laws.
WorkSafe WA has commenced an inspection program examining the management of OHS risks in community-based disability and aged care assistance services.
An inspection program looking at safety standards and issues in Western Australia’s waste recycling industry has raised some areas of concern, according to WorkSafe WA.
WorkSafe WA recently issued a warning to Pokémon Go players to stay clear of construction sites, following reports that players had been accessing construction sites to pursue Pokémon characters.
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