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Keeping Workers Safe This Summer – WorkSafe Safety Warning

The NT is one of the areas in Australia experiencing extremely hot temperatures prompting WorkSafe to issue a safety warning to businesses and workers to take precautions to avoid heat illnesses which can be deadly. Heat related illness can present

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Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close. The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities.

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WorkSafe Victoria Advertising Campaign Redefines Workplace Safety

WorkSafe Victoria launched an advertising campaign which shared the opinions of working Victorians to highlight the changing nature of what health and safety at work means. People from a range of industries talk about their own workplace health and safety

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New WorkSafe Victoria Campaign Redefines Workplace Safety

WorkSafe Victoria recently launched an advertising campaign to highlight to Victorians the changing nature of what it means to be ‘safe and healthy’ and work. The campaign shows people of different industries discussing workplace health and safety, which WorkSafe Chief

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WorkSafe ACTs Focus on Work from Height Safety

WorkSafe ACT is narrowing in on employers who compromise workers’ safety when it comes to working from height and can now issue an on-the-spot fine of up to 3,600 to offenders. In the 2017-18 period, there were 72 workers compensation

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Contractor Fined for Death of Fatigued Worker

Worker fatigue is not to be taken lightly, as an incident in New Zealand has recently proven. WorkSafe New Zealand warned that work fatigue should not compromise worker safety, sharing the details of an incident which led to a company

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Construction Contractor Dies at Upgrade Project Site

A construction contractor died at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Western Australia where an upgrade project is underway. While the full details of the incident are not yet known, it is believed the man was trapped under a

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Report Shows Vic Workplace Injuries Declining

WorkSafe Victoria’s mid-year report reveals that the number of injury claims per million hours worked dropped 1.9 per cent to 6.16 in the 6 months from July to December 2017. WorkSafe’s Chief Executive Clare Amies said the decline in injury

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Ballarat Construction Firm Fined $25,000 for Scaffolding Failures

A construction company based in Ballarat has been fined $25,000 for failing to heed WorkSafe directions to repair unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear Worksite. The company was also ordered to pay $2897 in costs. The company was found guilty

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Worker’s Debilitating Fall Injury Results in Fine for Employer

WorkSafe New Zealand has warned the construction industry that workplace injuries from falls from height are not acceptable. A worker recently fell from a roof with no edge protection through a glass table onto concrete resulting in a fine for

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