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Independent Incident Investigations

USSA Global Consultants specialise in Independent Incident Investigations. USSA ensures comprehensive investigations are undertaken and that the necessary corrective actions are identified so as to reduce the likelihood of it’s reoccurrence and injury. As Independent Incident Investigators, USSA help you ensure you are meeting your statutory obligations and it demonstrates your commitment to workplace safety […]

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Common Workplace Hazards for Office Workers

There are many workplace hazards that can be found around the typical Australian office. Poor posture when working at a computer along with excessive time spent in an office chair can cause physical injury to an employee’s arms, neck and shoulders. Eye strain is another commonly reported injury. Computers also pose a threat in the […]

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Company pleads guilty over Pilbara mine death

Tuesday, 12 August 2014  Crushing Services International Pty Ltd (CSI) has entered a guilty plea in the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s prosecution related to the death of a Pilbara mine worker on 14 August last year. The matter was heard yesterday in South Hedland before Magistrate Potter. Mr Kurt Williams, a contracted electrician with […]

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WA WorkSafe Offices relocated to Cannington

August 2014  Over the next few months, the majority of the Department of Commerce divisions will be relocating, starting with WorkSafe on 15 August. From Monday 18th of August, WorkSafe will be located at the Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington. If you have any questions or need further information, call 1300 307 8771300 307 877 […]

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Worksafe: WA model WHS legislation on its way

August 2014  On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament.  This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three […]

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Lowest number of work-related deaths in 11 years

July 2014  Australian workplaces have recorded the lowest number of fatalities in 11 years according to data released by Safe Work Australia today in the report Work-related Traumatic Fatalities, Australia 2014. The annual report found that 191 workers died from injuries received at work in 2013. Distressingly, the fatality rate for self-employed workers (4.39 deaths […]

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Dumb Ways to Die

Check out the 2012 safety campaign for Metro Trains in Melbourne, which become an international YouTube sensation. The quirky clip called ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ features animated characters killing themselves in a number of ‘dumb’ ways and was made to highlight the importance of being safe around trains. It has become one of the most […]

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WA Henderson crane roll injures worker

15th May 2014 WorkSafe is investigating a second accident in three days involving cranes at the Australian Marine Complex, south of Fremantle. A 25-tonne crane toppled over on the Quill Way property just after 7:00am while being turned around. One of the workers was taken to Fremantle Hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening. WorkSafe […]

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Safe clean-up focus of WorkSafe inspectors’ Coast visit

1 May 2014 Cyclone Ita, which ravaged the West Coast recently, caused very few injuries and no fatalities.  WorkSafe New Zealand says that it is essential the clean-up doesn’t add to the injury list through the use of unsafe practices. WorkSafe’s Assessment Manager for Canterbury and the West Coast, Dave Hulston, says that his team […]

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