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workplace safety

New grants to boost workplace safety

Fresh ideas to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers are being funded through a new WorkSafe Victoria grants program. The WorkSafe grants support initiatives that deliver...

personnel vehicle incident

Potential crush point on personnel transport vehicle

The NSW Resources Regulator has published a safety alert following the incident on 20 May 2021. According to the report, at the time of the incident, a worker was travelling as a passenger in a...

flyrock incident at quarry

Person at risk from flyrock at quarry

The NSW Resources Regulator has released investigation information regarding a dangerous blasting incident at a hard rock quarry. A worker was inside the exclusion zone when a blast was initiated at...

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Queensland funds lung research to protect workers

The Queensland Government will invest $5 million in research to protect workers from, and improve treatment for, occupational dust lung diseases, including silicosis and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis...

serious injury

NSW investigates fatality at hard rock quarry

The NSW Resources Regulator has been notified of a fatal incident that occurred on 24 May 2021 at Regional Hardrock quarry near West Wyalong in NSW. A worker is reported to have sustained fatal...

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...

miner transported by ambulance after rockfall

NSW Regulator reviews serious injury and illness reports

The NSW Resources Regulator advised the Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) that an increase in serious injuries and illnesses reported by mine operators had been identified during data analysis for...

serious injury of a worker at Appin North Mine

Prosecution proceedings commence against Appin Colliery

The NSW Resources Regulator (the Regulator) has commenced prosecution proceedings against Endeavour Coal Pty Ltd (ECPL), the operator of Appin Colliery, an underground coal mine in the Illawarra...

AMSJ April 2022