Tag - workplace health and safety

Work fatality rate rising in WA

Work fatality rates are on the rise in Western Australia, according to the latest Safe Work Australia data. The data, which is based on work fatality rates per 100,000 workers over thirteen years to...

Work-related injuries killed 195 workers last year

Last year, 195 workers died from injuries received at work, according to Safe Work Australia’s latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report. The report highlights a positive downward...

Black lung victim: ‘I thought I was safe’

The following is a statement from Paul Head, 55, who is Australia’s first open cut miner to be diagnosed with black lung disease.  I’ve worked in coal mining for 31 years, I worked at the...

Two injured after another Austar coalburst

Austar Coal Mine has experienced another dangerous coalburst which injured two workers in August, according to a NSW Department of Industry report. A similar incident occurred at the mine in 2014...

Black lung parliamentary inquiry kicks off

Public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease have started today, just days after it was revealed an open cut miner was diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease...

Black lung disease detected in open cut mine

The first confirmed case of black lung disease in a Queensland open cut mine has been revealed. The diagnosis has sparked widespread concern in the mining industry, with the potentially fatal lung...

National Safe Work Month launched

National Safe Work Month has been launched to raise awareness about workplace health and safety during the month of October. CEO of Safe Work Australia Michelle Baxter launched 2016 National Safe...

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

Fire safety standards for mobile transport owners and operators have been changed under the revised Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment. With...

Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

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