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New reports on the dangers of exposure to carcinogens

Safe Work Australia has released  three new reports on the dangers of exposure to some of the most dangerous carcinogens to which workers are regularly exposed. The reports cover the following...

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...

Silica Dust Causes Health Concerns

Workers exposed to silica dust without adequate respiratory protection are at risk of developing silicosis, a serious lung disease. Silica is a major component in sand, and sand is a principal...

Confusion Over Injury Cover For FIFO Workers

An unintended consequence of the recent boom in FIFO workforces is confusion over the level of workers’ injury cover required to ensure compliance. Whether workers FIFO, drive-in drive-out (DIDO) or...

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