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Compliant State

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 came into effect on the 1st of January 2012. That means 18 months ago, unless you live in WA or Victoria, it was expected that your business would be compliant with Harmonised Work Health and Safety Laws. SO...

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A great survival

One of the most remarkable rescue and survival stories in Australian history involved 160 miners, a great train dash, underwater divers and Herbert Hoover, who was to become president of the United...

Forklift accident in NSW quarry

A driver lost control of an unladen forklift while driving downhill on a long, straight quarry road in New South Wales. The forklift rolled over and came to rest in an adjacent drain. The...

Beyond the low hanging fruit

Now, I’m going to drastically oversimplify workplace safety here, but essentially I would like to put forward a case that to achieve great safety outcomes we only need to look at three things –...

August is Tradies National Health Month

The month of August has been declared Tradies National Health Month with events planned at worksites around the country. With research showing that 80% of injured workers in Australia are tradesmen...

New manual for fatigue management

NSW Mines Safety has released a new fatigue management evaluation manual  to help workplaces evaluate the existing capacity, culture and approach to managing fatigue in the workplace. The manual is...

Mental health myths in mining exposed

In an Australian first, new research from Griffith’s Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) aims to tackle myths about mental health among miners. The study, being...

Safety seminar in Roma

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is hosting a work health and safety event in Roma from 9.30am to 12.30pm at he the Roma Explorers Inn on Thursday 5 September. The day will start with a free...

Keep an Eye on the Gas

Gas monitoring in underground emergencies While modern coal mines are commonly equipped with a range of gas monitoring resources during normal operations, they are often lacking in their contingency...

Strike over safety concerns ends at WICET

A  three day sit-in staged by 140 workers at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), near Gladstone,  looks set to end with unions saying they are happy with the company’s response to...

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