Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:19pm
Safe Work Australia, in a new report, has found that workers responsible for the safety of others are more likely to make mental stress claims, and urges employers to tackle the sources of stress.
Monday, 08 April 2013 3:26pm
Employer fined $120k after keyless entry sparks fatal van explosion; Transport company and consignor both fined for dangerous goods breaches; and ACT height safety campaign to focus on ladders and scaffolding.
Monday, 08 April 2013 2:16pm
Workers who are exposed to industrial cleaning products and latex are at risk of developing asthma, even if they never suffered from the disease as a child, an Australian study has found.
Monday, 08 April 2013 12:03pm
A worker who defied his employer's safety principles in moving a locomotive without authorisation has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected, after the Fair Work Commission found he knowingly put the safety of his co-workers at risk.
Friday, 05 April 2013 3:08pm
FSC stresses importance of reporting near misses; and Essential safety news from Western Australia and four other jurisdictions.
Friday, 05 April 2013 1:07pm
Two Queensland employers that failed to conduct risk assessments or manage the risk of falling from height have entered into enforceable undertakings worth $211,000, after four workers fell from roofs.
Thursday, 04 April 2013 3:58pm
Employers should involve injured workers in decisions that affect their daily work lives, and consider consulting an ergonomist, to facilitate a successful return to work, says a Queensland University researcher.
Thursday, 04 April 2013 2:49pm
The Federal Opposition has been urged to support the eradication of workplace bullying in its pre-election IR policy, while quad bike manufacturers have been accused of behaving like tobacco companies in refusing to release their own research on rollover deaths.
Thursday, 04 April 2013 1:17pm
A South Australian supervisor, who was injured while travelling between her home and work in an employer-supplied vehicle, has successfully argued that the journey was "undertaken in the course of carrying out duties".
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 3:17pm
Some test and tag requirements and safety restrictions placed on apprentices will be removed under a proposal to reduce the administrative burden of Queensland's electrical safety regulations.