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Nail gun injuries

Multiple inexperienced workers impaled

Four trainees accidentally pierced different body parts while operating power tools during February 2022. One fourth year apprentice shot himself with a nail gun in the upper-right thigh while...

Byrnecut workers

Fatality pauses work at underground mine

A modern resources company postponed one of its underground operations after a worker died. Machinery fatally injured one Byrnecut Group employee at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill Copper, Silver...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

Worker seriously injured after fall from ladder

SafeWork SA has released a safety alert to highlight the dangers of working at height on ladders. On 10 April 2021, SafeWork SA received notification of a serious incident involving a worker at a...

Mining Truck

Driving down fall-ish behaviour from vehicles

Falls from heights cause serious injuries. Data from SafeWork SA in 2020 identified that falls from trucks resulted in 18 serious injuries. Falls from height remain a high risk in Australian...

Crane Designer Slapped With Fine For Unsafe Design

Three month suspension of high-risk work licence

A three-month suspension has followed an immediate suspension of a high-risk work licence class C1 (slewing mobile crane with capacity up to 100 tonnes) following a crane tip over on a construction...

Reducing 'fall-ish' workplace incidents

Reducing ‘fall-ish’ workplace incidents in SA

SafeWork SA is reminding businesses of the importance of preventing falls. Slips trips and falls are the second most common cause of all workplace injuries, after musculoskeletal disorders. In 2020...

people at work

People at Work digital tool launched across Australia

Australia’s only validated psychosocial risk assessment tool, People at Work, is up and running on a new free, digital platform thanks to working health and safety regulators and leading researchers...

COVID-19 Vaccine National WHS guidance released

COVID-19 Vaccine National WHS guidance released

Safe Work Australia has released work health safety guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace in readiness for Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy commencing Monday, 22 February...

Transition to GHS 7 - webinar

Get ready for GHS 7

Safe Work Australia has published a new webinar to help businesses navigate the transition to GHS 7. On 1 January 2021, Australia began a two-year transition from the Globally Harmonized System of...

AMSJ April 2022