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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...

safety professionals

Sound the ALARP

In safety circles the term “as low as reasonably practicable – or ALARP” is often used. But what does it actually mean for major hazard and petroleum facilities? The answer to this question was the...

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