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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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DMP investigating Central Norseman Gold fatality

18th February 2014  The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is investigating the first mine fatality for 2014. The fatal rockfall incident occurred at Central Norseman Gold’s underground Harlequin mine early in the morning on Saturday 15th February 2014. State Mining Engineer Simon Ridge extended condolences to the 59 year-old man’s family. “The DMP investigations […]

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The Benefits of Health and Safety Consultants

Health and Safety Consultants are effectively used by industry and businesses to help provide protection to their employees in relation to their safety, health and welfare. They provide the establishment, and/or improvement of a safe and healthy work environment. It is important that businesses provide a safe and healthy workplace for moral, legal, and financial […]

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