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The Queensland government has introduced a new bill in parliament to modernise the State's electrical safety laws and adapt to the latest technological developments.The State Government says the Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 will incorporate the initial phase of recommendations derived from the independent review conducted…
A total of 40 Australian workers have died in work-related incidents so far this year, according to recent data from Safe Work Australia.Transport postal and warehousing industry leads with 13 fatalities, followed by Agriculture forestry and fishing with 9 fatalities.The construction industry lost 5 workers, Public administration and safety reported 4…
A man sustained injuries in a work-related incident with a tractor on a property east of Melbourne.The incident took place in Gladysdale shortly before 9.30am on Thursday.Paramedics said a man aged in his forties sustained injuries to his upper body.He was taken by helicopter to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he is currently in stable condition.So…
A man was fatally injured in a farming machinery incident near Bundaberg.Emergency responders rushed to a private property in Childers at around 8.10pm on Tuesday,The man in his thirties received treatment at the scene, but according to the police, he passed away at the scene.WorkSafe Queensland has been notified about the incident.First published …
A worker was struck by a vehicle while working on a road in Brisbane on Tuesday night.The incident occurred near Junction Rd in Morningside at around midnight.The vehicle later collided with a power pole before the driver fled the scene.The injured worker was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital with injuries that are considered not life-threaten…
WorkSafe has prosecuted three companies and an individual for workplace safety breaches, marking the first set of prosecutions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020, which became effective in March 2022.Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North said court proceedings have begun for these four cases under the State's recently implemented workplace sa…
WorkSafe Victoria has started a campaign encouraging young workers to report safety concerns.The UMM character, inspired by the expression we use when in doubt, will be showcased in a new series of WorkSafe videos, social media posts, regional newspapers, and digital communications.The videos feature UMM addressing various dangerous situations that you…
The Victorian Government is set to implement enhanced measures aimed at safeguarding retail workers from assault and abuse.Premier Jacinta Allan has revealed that her Government will be amending the law to firmly convey that violence towards retail staff and other customer-facing professionals in sectors like transportation and hospitality will not be…
Victoria’s workplace health and safety regulator says the State will maintain its commitment to prioritising worker safety when a nationwide ban on using engineered stone is implemented.According to WorkSafe, effective July 1st, Victorian employers will be prohibited from performing tasks related to the production, distribution, processing, or installa…
A recent safety blitz conducted by WorkSafe and SafeWork along the NSW/Victoria border has revealed potential fall hazards and emphasised the importance of addressing mental health risks in construction sites. Safety inspectors visited 49 construction sites in Albury and Wodonga during the one week blitz. “The operation had a strong education component…
WorkSafe has recently released its new plan that aims to make a significant difference in reducing the most severe harm experienced in workplaces across New Zealand.WorkSafe says its role as New Zealand’s workplace safety regulator is to encourage employers to fulfil their obligations and ensure they are held accountable for any negligence.“Ten years o…
A man has been killed in a tractor-related incident at a rural property on the Sunshine Coast.The incident occurred on Sunday at a private property in Obi Obi, where the man sustained severe injuries after reportedly being crushed by a tractor.Paramedics promptly responded to the scene, but unfortunately the man did not survive.First published here.…