The reputation of Australia’s trucking industry for being one of the country’s most dangerous sectors has once again reinforced in a survey conducted, with hundreds of employers participating and admitting to more often than not breaking workplace safety rules to have jobs completed on time and admit to having workplace injuries considered as typical day-to-day risks at work.
Safe Work Australia issued the revised draft code for Work Health and Safety Code Practice for Construction Work last 30 August 2013. The new Code incorporates templates for SWMS, case studies and Health and Safety Management Plans to enlighten those employees in the construction industry, in carrying out their duties.
January of 2013 was an unforgettable day for Tasmania as it commemorated the last of its recorded fatal accident. The forest industry of Tasmania has been a high achiever and meets quality standards in Work Health and Safety (WHS) over the past years. This was made possible through the efforts of a number of industry specific initiatives along with the cooperation of various stakeholders.
Just recently, the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report for the month of February 2013 was released by Safe Work Australia. The report provided a national summary of work-related deaths notifiable to Australian work health and safety jurisdictions through an estimate of the number of work-related fatalities. The said report showed 16 work-related notifiable fatalities within the month.