An international position statement has warned that occupational cancer has emerged as the primary cause of work-related deaths globally, and explained what employers can do about it. Meanwhile, Australian researchers have found airline pilots are not at increased risk of invasive melanoma, in a study that sends a vital sun message to workers and others.
In the period leading up to one of the worst industrial disasters in Australian history, workers on the project raised many safety concerns that were ignored by their employers, according to a labour historian.
A PCBU could have complied with its duty to apply the hierarchy of risk controls through a simple and inexpensive purchasing decision, a court has found in fining the business over a teenage worker's serious injuries.
The safety director of one of Australia's biggest infrastructure projects has outlined contractor management strategies aimed at protecting the health and safety of workers and the public, including the unheard-of requirement to employ occupational hygienists.
"How much value does it add?" is a crucial question employers need to ask when deciding whether to implement a new safety procedure, a "safety clutter" expert told the SIA National Health and Safety Conference today.
A coronial inquest into the death of a worker addicted to the opioid oxycodone, prescribed for an ankle injury, has heard the treatment of chronic pain should focus on patients' mental health rather than "numbing" their symptoms.
Australia's fatigue management laws are not stopping fatigued workers from driving heavy vehicles, and must be amended to address shift structures and other factors that increase the risk, according to a paper informing the new Heavy Vehicle National Law.