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28 Work-Related Fatalities in a Month

This figure represents a worrying 50 per cent increase on the previous month’s figures. It’s also the highest number of monthly-recorded fatalities for nearly three years, since Safe Work Australia...

Getting Your Head Around FIFO

This FIFO Life is a publicly-sponsored website aimed squarely at providing tools, resources and support to FIFO workers and their families. In this edition of Australasian Mine Safety Journal we talk...

Getting back to basics First Aid Saves Lives

The mining industry in Australia, through innovation, risk identification, use of meaningful safety indicators and the sharing of information sits proudly in the global mining industry with one of...

Why and how accidents happen and what we can do to stop them will be the theme of an upcoming safety seminar hosted by the USC Accident Research Centre (USCAR).

Why and How Accidents Happen: Safety Seminar

Why and how accidents happen and what we can do to stop them will be the theme of an upcoming safety seminar hosted by the USC Accident Research Centre (USCAR).  To be held on Tuesday 17 February at...

New Research Shows Men Ignoring Sun Safety Message

New Research Shows Men Ignoring Sun Safety Message

New research from the Cancer Council has found that Australian men are increasingly ignoring sun safety warnings, with 18 per cent getting sunburnt on the weekends. The findings from the National Sun...

Fitness Reduces Health Risk From Sedantary Jobs

Fitness Reduces Health Risk From Sedantary Jobs

Higher levels of fitness may ward off the more serious health implications of a sedantary job, such as driving trucks or operating plant, according to a new study by US researchers. Previous research...

Smoke-free workplace

Creating a Smoke-Free Workplace

Creating a workplace free of smoke comes with a number of benefits, not least of all having healthier workers. Increased productivity, reduced costs, reduced absenteeism and a positive business image...

Improving Safety in Petroleum Industry Focus of ALARP

WA’s Mines Minister, Bill Marmion, has used Scotland’s Piper Alpha Oil disaster of 1988 to highlight the importance of improving safety in the petroleum industry. The Minister made the comments while...

New laws in NSW for workplace health and safety in mines

New NSW Health And Safety Mining Laws In Place

February 1 was the start date for New South Wales’ new mining health and safety laws, replacing the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and the Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 with the Work...

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Poor engineering design which led to the collapse of an 80 tonne crane in 2013 has seen Etschmann Engineering slapped with a $16,000 fine and $5000 court costs. The company pled guilty to breaching...

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