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Signage for Confined Spaces in Australia

July 16th, 2024|0 Comments

Effective signage is critical for ensuring safety in and around confined spaces. This article outlines the general requirements and considerations for signposting confined spaces in Australia, referencing relevant standards and guidelines from Safe Work [...]

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Silicosis in the Construction Industry

July 8th, 2024|0 Comments

Silicosis, a progressive fibrotic lung disease, is caused by the inhalation of respirable crystalline silica particles (RCS) (Deslauriers & Redlich, 2018).  Silica (SiO2) is a naturally occurring mineral found in rocks, sand, and soil [...]

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Work Related Event Safety Considerations

December 14th, 2023|0 Comments

As the festive season approaches, it's important for employers across Australia to remember that workplace celebrations and work related events, while festive, come with their own set of risks and responsibilities. Workplace injuries during office [...]

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Specialist Asbestos Consultants

November 6th, 2023|0 Comments

The critical role of specialist asbestos consultants in advancing asbestos education has been underscored by the launch of an important asbestos resource. This initiative, part of the 10th annual National Asbestos Awareness Month campaign [...]

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Lithium Ion Battery Standards Australia

November 2nd, 2023|0 Comments

Ensuring the safety and reliability of lithium-ion batteries across various applications is paramount, particularly in light of their critical role in modern technology and energy solutions. A suite of international and regional standards have [...]


Safety Performance of High-Demand Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 2nd, 2023|0 Comments

In the relentless push towards a net-zero future, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) stand at the forefront of technological innovation. Lithium Ion batteries are pivotal in driving the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), supporting grid storage, [...]

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Safework Australia | Insights from 2023 Data

November 1st, 2023|0 Comments

Work Health and Safety in Australia: A Closer Look at the 2023 Statistics Australia's workplaces have seen a significant number of traumatic injuries over the past decade, leading to both fatalities and extended absences. [...]

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Worker dies inside shipping container

May 8th, 2023|0 Comments

The recent death of a worker inside a shipping container during container unloading highlights the inherent risks of loading and unloading shipping containers. WorkSafe Victoria convicted and fined Carrum Downs truck-body manufacturer Prestige Trucks [...]

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Work health and safety myths

April 28th, 2023|0 Comments

Work health and safety practices and systems are an essential aspect of any business, aimed at ensuring the well-being and protection of employees and minimising disruption to the business. Numerous myths surround these safety [...]

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 28th, 2023|0 Comments

Every year on April 28, Safetysure observes the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an international event dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces worldwide. Established by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) [...]

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Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2023-2033

February 27th, 2023|0 Comments

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2023-2033 is an ambitious plan that outlines a vision for safer and healthier workplaces across Australia over the next decade. The strategy released by Safework Australia this last [...]

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

May 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

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 [...]

Safe Work releases fact sheet for ultraviolet radiation

January 29th, 2022|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Omicron ventilation tool

January 25th, 2022|0 Comments

The Omicron ventilation tool developed by the US Center for Disease Control provides a snapshot into ways in which you can improve the quality of air in your workplace or home to mitigate the spread [...]

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Five things you can do today to reduce risks of Omicron at work

January 25th, 2022|Comments Off on Five things you can do today to reduce risks of Omicron at work

With the Omicron wave sweeping the globe, many of our clients have contacted our consulting team to discuss potential ways of increasing the safety of workers as the virus becomes more prevalent in the community. [...]

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Supporting Employee Mental Health at Work

December 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

It is a widely known fact across global workplaces that many people are experiencing a range of mental health and other psychosocial problems right now. Added stressors associated with the impacts of COVID-19 and remote [...]

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Work Safety Storytelling

August 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Whether you need to find support for a new safety initiative or need to bring your team on board with a critical safety concept, safety storytelling is a basic business skill that can help you [...]

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Cafe owner fined over work safety

January 27th, 2021|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Hazards of working in ceiling spaces

November 24th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Farm safety get more funding in NSW

November 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Work related fatalities in 2019

November 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Dealing with workplace bullshit

November 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

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. [...]

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Maintenance worker falls from earth mover

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

A worker has fallen from a piece of mobile earthmoving equipment sustaining serious injuries. This article takes a look at preventing falls from earth moving equipment and other plant.

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Gross negligence in trench collapse

September 14th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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How HR Planning Can Reduce COVID-19 Business Impacts

August 25th, 2020|0 Comments

HR Planning COVID | There has been a steady rise in the confirmed COVID-19 cases within Australia and across the world. This unprecedented circumstance has left many employers at a crossroads. Employers are now left [...]

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Tips to Stop Workplace Bullying

August 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Workplace bullying can be a significant issue in the workplace and has been a frequent reason for compensation claims and work safety complaints to regulators. There's ample evidence that the practice has continued in some [...]

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Keeping your coffee shop COVID-19 safe

July 24th, 2020|0 Comments

As part of re-opening up coffee businesses, employers are now required to implement work safety plans to manage the risk of exposure from communicable diseases like Coronavirus COVID-19. This means ensuring that employee and customer [...]

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New changes to NSW work health and safety

July 6th, 2020|0 Comments

A number of new changes to work health and safety in NSW have been made following the passing of the Work Health and Safety Amendment (Review) Act 2020 in June 2020. The key aspects of [...]

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Victorian workplace manslaughter law

July 6th, 2020|0 Comments

New Victorian Workplace manslaughter laws have come into effect from 1 July 2020. The new laws have implemented changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria) particularly those involving industrial or workplace manslaughter. The new [...]

Respirator quality concerns

June 28th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Runaway vehicle reminder

June 11th, 2020|0 Comments

According to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, a man has sustained significant crush injuries after a runaway vehicle crushed him at a gate post. Queensland's safety regulator confirmed that in "April 2020, a man suffered [...]

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Working from home safety

May 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Working from home presents itself with many challenges including dealing with distractions that creep into work life. While we take it that our homes are our places of comfort, they also must be a place [...]

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National COVID-19 safe workplace principles

April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

COVID-19 safe workplace principles have been developed accross Australia to assist in managing workplaces safer. Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency, that all actions in respect of COVID-19 should be founded [...]

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Airline comes under fire over cleaning work safety

March 6th, 2020|0 Comments

A major Australian airline is under fire over the way in which it handled the cleaning work safety of an aircraft returning from a Coronavirus affected country. The outcomes of the incident, which made headlines [...]

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Brisbane company charged with industrial manslaughter

November 1st, 2019|0 Comments

A Brisbane Company has been charged with industrial manslaughter involving a category one work health & safety offence of reckless conduct resulting in the death of a worker with a forklift. Brisbane Auto Recycling has [...]

  • A death at a queenland gym will be prosecuted under the WHS Act for failing health and safety duty

PCYC to be prosecuted over death at gym

September 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Queensland Workplace Health and Safety officials have confirmed that they will proceed with a prosecution of PCYC over the death of 15-year-old Bray Park resident Ben Shaw at its Pine Rivers gym in September 2017. [...]

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WHS Offence Categories Queensland

September 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Categories of WHS offences There are four categories of offences for failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the WHS Act and SRWA Act or an electrical safety duty under the ES [...]

  • Workplace bullying has become a key work health and safety issue in Australia

Workplace bullying

September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Australia is home to some of the worst workplace bullying in the developed world, ranking sixth-highest in a recent study comparing us with 31 European countries. Around 10 per cent of Australian employees admit to [...]

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Agricultural Safety | Worker caught in machine

September 6th, 2019|0 Comments

The importance of implementing effective agricultural safety programs has been demonstrated through a recent incident. Queensland Workplace Health and Safety have confirmed that in June 2019, a worker suffered traumatic injuries to both arms after [...]

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Changes to safety management standards

September 5th, 2019|0 Comments

National safety management system standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 has recently been superseded by AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018, and AS/NZS 4801:2001 will require transitioning to AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 within the next three years according to The International Accreditation [...]

  • Standard released for oxygen reduction systems

New standard out for oxygen reduction systems

September 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

One of the most effective ways of preventing fires in buildings is to reduce the level of oxygen in the air. The world’s first International Standard for oxygen reduction systems has just been published. Prevention [...]

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Health and Safety speakers

September 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Looking for a health and safety speaker for your next event? Safetysure's John Ninness is a professional health and safety speaker with thirty years of experience in workplace health and safety across a broad range [...]

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Forklift safety spotlight

September 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Forklift safety is often under-recognised as a potential source of critical injury. Recent cases illustrated by the Queensland Workplace Health & Safety regulator have highlighted the importance of getting forklift safety right. In July 2019 [...]

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Electrical contractors warned regarding segregation

September 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The Queensland Work Health & Safety Regulator has warned electrical contractors regarding segregation of wiring in electrical installations and potential risks from improperly installed wiring. The Regulator says that electrical contractors, electrical workers and metering [...]

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Safety sensors and mining equipment

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

The safety revelations surrounding the recent Boeing 737 Max crashes should make us stop and take a good hard look at whether available safety critical technology should be an option on many pieces of equipment [...]

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Heat stress an important issue for employers in Queensland

December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Heat stress is an important issues for consideration by employers. Worksafe Queensland have issued guidelines and tools to manage heat stress at workplaces. With above average daytime temperatures forecast in the months ahead, Queensland workplaces [...]

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Safety lessons from Dreamworld tragedy

December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

With the Queensland Coroner, James McDougall, to hand down his findings on the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy, it may be the right time for Australian businesses to take some safety lessons that can be applied to [...]

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Managing chemicals in the workplace

November 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Safework Australia is encouraging small to medium sized businesses to learn how to safely identify, position and manage the risks of chemicals in their workplaces. “If you store chemicals in your workplace and need information on [...]

  • safety in data centres

Managing Work Health & Safety in a Data Centre

October 24th, 2018|0 Comments

On the outside, Data Centres seem very innocuous places. Outsiders often see them as the domain for computer nerds with very few risks but…they can present a range of critical hazards that need to be [...]

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Farm safety help from students

October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

A 2019 farm safety calendar competition was launched in Queensland this week with students from Eton State School. The competition aims at building awareness in farm safety and farming hazards among children in regional Queensland [...]

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Safe use of crane stabilisers targeted by government

October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

The Queensland Government has announced that it will be undertaking a campaign to educate operators in the safe use of crane stabilisers and outriggers.There have been three deaths and many serious injuries in recent times [...]

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Safe Work Australia offers project funding

October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

If you have a work safety project at your workplace that requires some assistance, you may be able to gain funding from Safe Work Australia. Safe Work Australia is offering between $2,000 and $20,000 to [...]

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Labour hire company failed safety of workers

September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

A Perth based labour hire company has been fined $20,000 (and ordered to pay $517.50 in costs) for failing to ensure the safety of workers it supplied to a waste recycling company. The company used [...]

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National Safe Work Month – Safety Moments

September 21st, 2018|0 Comments

The social & financial impact of a workplace injury or illness is one thing that most Australians will never face. Unfortunately for some in the community, the impacts of a workplace accident are very real [...]

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Why should I hire a work safety consultant?

September 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Hiring an external work safety consultant is a big decision for any business. It’s like having another person on your team who can hit the ground running. You wouldn’t hire an employee without due [...]

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What is professional safety consulting?

September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

At Safetysure, professional safety consulting means ensuring that our customers expectations are met while following known standards of practice or methodologies for undertaking the work that we do. Work safety is complex multi disciplinary area [...]

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Workplace health & safety programs to benefit from AI

September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Workplace health & safety programs are set to be transformed by artificial intelligence (AI) in the future as Microsoft moves to introduce unsafe systems and conditions identification in their Azure Stack. In the May 2017 Microsoft developer [...]

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Tips to keep ahead of the Work Health and Safety Act

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

The recent changes to the Workplace Health & Safety Act legislation in Queensland have increased business’ focus on workplace health and safety. The changes are likely to impact all businesses in Queensland but in particular [...]

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Safety management system standard revised

August 30th, 2018|0 Comments

A new soon to be released Australian standard for safety management system is set to redefine the relationship between Australian standards and legislation. International Standard ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with [...]


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