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Warning Issued On Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Warning Issued Over Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum has received dozens of incident reports involving the use of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) over the past 18 months. According to...

Too Much Paperwork Compromising Safety on Work Sites

Too much paperwork and over-regulation is seriously compromising safety on the work sites across Australia, according to the Master Builders Association. Master Builders Association policy director...

Mine Companies Putting Production Before Safety

Mine companies are not doing enough to prevent permanent injury to workers who operate high vibrating machinery, and are putting productivity targets before workers welfare, according to an expert in...

28 Workers Killed on the Job in a Month

There were 28 work-related notifiable fatalities during the month of August according to a monthly report from Safe Work Australia. This figure represents a worrying 50 per cent increase on the...