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Small businesses can’t escape work health & safety obligations

A Queensland court has convicted a small business owner for industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld). The sentence of five years in prison (down from 20 years) will be suspended after 18 months but serves as a dire warning to small business owners for failure to meet obligations under the Queensland work [...]

By |2022-05-04T15:19:55+09:00May 4th, 2022|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Fatally injured workers have been remembered by a touching service in Brisbane as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Health & Safety At Work. This year the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 focused on enhancing social dialogue towards a culture of safety and health. At a special breakfast [...]

By |2022-05-03T16:13:57+09:00May 3rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Safe Work releases fact sheet for ultraviolet radiation

Safe Work Australia has developed a fact sheet on the risks of solar (UVR) ultraviolet radiation exposure at work. Raising awareness of the dangers of UVR for anyone who works outside is important, given the high rate of skin cancer in Australia. Around two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age [...]

By |2022-01-29T17:10:09+09:00January 29th, 2022|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Fine demonstrates the importance of following safe work methods statements

A recent successful prosecution against a flooring business in Queensland by the work safety regulator has demonstrated the importance of diligently following safe work method statements (SWMS) in the course of preventing injury. The importance of following and reviewing high risk construction SWMS is critical to mitigation of injuries, illnesses and fatalities. According to Safe [...]

By |2021-03-27T21:57:06+09:00March 27th, 2021|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Cafe owner fined over work safety

A South Australian café owner was recently convicted and its' director fined after a young casual worker suffered serious burns in a work safety incident. This recent work safety case highlights the need for additional vigilance by owners of cafes and coffee shops. Read more about Safety in Coffee Shops On 15 August 2018 a [...]

By |2021-01-27T20:31:08+09:00January 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Enter the danger zone – work safety in the silly season

It seems like it should be simple, but unfortunately we are more prone to accidents at working during the Christmas season. We take a look at some of the safety factors to keep of aware of this Christmas season. Increased risks While we say that work safety needs to be top-of-mind for every employee, every [...]

By |2020-12-04T00:45:20+09:00December 4th, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

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+09:00November 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+09:00November 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+09:00November 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+09:00November 23rd, 2020|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments