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Worker de-gloved after arms caught in conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant...

117 Australians have been killed at work in 2016

As at September 6, 117 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016, according to Safe Work Australia data. The Agriculture, foresty and fishing industry and the Transport, postal and...

Abducted workers from Nigeria released

The seven workers taken hostage from a Nigerian work site last week have been released. Three Australians and two New Zealanders were among the seven mine workers who were kidnapped from Macmahon...

Underground worker crushed in IT work basket

A worker received serious head injuries after being crushed between an integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and the roof of excavation. Two servicemen were in the work basket removing pipe...

Wind-powered device improving safety on site

  A WIND-powered device is being developed in South Australia to help maintain visibility and safety for workers on mine sites. The Spinflector is a device to clean reflectors on delineator...

BLOG: Speaking truth to power

By Ron Gantt, Safety Differently “They tell us to do these things, but they don’t want to know how we get them done.” Others in the focus group nodded in agreement. Myself, I was taken a bit aback by...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Australia’s work-related fatality rates have been steadily trending downwards over recent years, although sadly, in 2015, 193 workers lost their lives at work. World Day for Safety and Health at Work...

Long work hours linked to CVD

Working long hours—particularly 46 hours per week or more—may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack, reports a study in the March Journal of...

AMSJ Spring 2018