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Hazards of working in ceiling spaces

In a recent Queensland work safety incident, a telecommunications worker received burns when he came into contact with a rodent-damaged cable while installing CCTV in a ceiling space. While the exact cause of the incident is still being investigated, the incident highlights the hazards of working in ceiling spaces. If you or your workers need to [...]

By |2020-11-24T06:59:33+00:00November 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Farm safety get more funding in NSW

The NSW Government has recently announced that it will provide $3.3 million in farm safety funding. The funding will be focused around the reduction of high risk activities on farms around the state. Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said “This year we will be doubling down on quad bike safety by allocating [...]

By |2020-11-23T07:28:58+00:00November 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Work related fatalities in 2019

Safe Work Australia has released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2019 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work. The 2019 work related fatalities report shows that over the last decade, the number and rate of work related fatalities have been gradually decreasing. In 2007, the [...]

By |2020-11-23T04:16:57+00:00November 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Dealing with workplace bullshit

Researchers from Canada, Italy and Finland have finally laid bare the fact the organisations across the world are “dealing with a flood of workplace bullshit” and that bullshit is affecting morale and performance in organisations. The authors, in the latest edition of Business Horizons define workplace bullshit as something that takes place when colleagues make [...]

By |2020-11-23T04:02:56+00:00November 23rd, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Dreamworld’s work health and safety guilty plea over tragic fatal accident

Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure Limited has pleaded guilty and been fined $3.6 million over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids ride tragic fatal accident that claimed the lives of four people. The Dreamworld tragedy brings about a range of work health and safety considerations for business owners who must ensure the safety of persons other [...]

By |2020-10-16T01:20:10+00:00October 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Guarding controls missing on press results in $40K fine

A company who failed to ensure guarding controls were being used on a press has been fined $40K after a work experience student at a sheet metal workshop had the tip of his finger amputated. The incident highlights the need for work safety programs to ensure adequate machine guarding. The sheet metal fabrication business and [...]

By |2020-09-18T07:31:44+00:00September 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Gross negligence in trench collapse

The Western Australian work safety regulator has commenced a prosecution after a plumber died in a trench collapse in 2018. This past week WorkSafe WA commenced a prosecution against Ryan and Melissa, a plumbing company trading as Vivian Plumbing and Civil, over the drowning death of a plumber in 2018. Nambucca Heads Plumber, Ryan Duffus [...]

By |2020-09-14T07:41:28+00:00September 14th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recycling company fined over multiple work safety incidents

A Melbourne Recycling Company has faced court and been fined $115K for failing to maintain a safe workplace after multiple fall and machine guarding incidents. The incident provides learning for industries reliant on the use of plant and machinery. According to the Victorian Work Safety Safety Regulator, SKM Services Pty Ltd was convicted and fined [...]

By |2020-08-31T02:46:37+00:00August 31st, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Respirator quality concerns

Over the last several months there has been a surge in demand for respirators (masks) in the Australia market. Much of the demand has been driven by the incidence of bush fires over December January 2020 period and later by the impacts of COVID-19. Unfortunately, the high demand in respiratory protection has resulted in a [...]

By |2020-06-28T09:12:14+00:00June 28th, 2020|News, Safety Advice|1 Comment