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Victorian Building Company Fined for Failure to Provide workers with Safe Work Environment and System of Work

A Victorian building firm was fined $52,000 without conviction for failing to protect workers from fall risks. The incident is a reminder to employers about the importance of providing a safe working environment to workers as well as a safe

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WorkSafe Victoria Reminds Workplaces to Remember Safety at This Time of Year

Although this may be the “most wonderful time of the year”, for workers it can be a nightmare, especially if safety begins to take a back seat to festive cheer. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to both workers and

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Put Safety First, Sunshine Coast Companies Urged

Businesses on the Sunshine Coast have been urged to do more to protect employees against injuries, according to WorkCover Queensland who discovered in a compliance audit that 22% of the 188 employers visited, did not have the appropriate workers’ compensation

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Safe Work Month Theme Revealed

The theme for this year’s National Safe Work Month in October has been announced by Safe Work Australia. The theme is  “A moment is all it takes”. According to Safe Work CEO Michelle Baxter, the theme sends the message that

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Safe Use of Ladders Video

The safe use of ladders is an issue that keeps coming up because of the number of incidents that occur every year, involving workers from all industries. The concerning part about these incidents is that they are preventable. Let’s watch

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Safety Professionals to Converge on Melbourne for Safety in Action

September 5th and 6th will be this year’s Safety in Action Melbourne conference, bringing together thousands of safety professionals and over 100 exhibitors to draw attention to workplace health and safety. The event will highlight new and innovative ways to

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Worker Killed and 2 Injured in One Weekend

Three workplace incidents in one weekend have led to 2 deaths and one critical injury. A man in his sixties suffered critical head injuries after falling four metres at a site in Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula. In another

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Workplaces Urged to Put Safety First After Horror 2016

WorkSafe Victoria has urged all businesses in the state to do more to prioritise safety in 2017 than they did last year. According to WorkSafe Victoria, 26 people died on the job last year and this warning follows the worst

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A WA Mining Company Was Fined for Workplace Safety Breach

A WA Mining firm received a $40,000 fine for an incident in December 2014 which left 3 workers trapped in a control room after a tank rupture caused an acid spill. The workers managed to escape without injury but the

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Common Accidents in the Workplace

You may or may not be surprised to learn that the most common cause of injury in United State’s worksites is actually fights at work. Workplace tension should be addressed before it gets out of control and ends in a

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