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Unions Claim Mining Employers Stifling Safety on Sites

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Aug 10, 2015 9:53:00 PM

Safety StickersDespite the prohibition imposed by employers, workers continue to wear safety stickers on their work day in their aim to further encourage and promote safety in the workplace. The current safety promotion campaign is the result of the tragic death of three miners in Queensland within the year and after standards for safety across the industry has once again dwindled.

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Topics: Hazard and Risk Management, Contractors, Suppliers, Visitors & Customers, Communication, Consultation and Involvement, Safety Culture

Survey provides unique insights into Transport Industry Safety Culture

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Aug 10, 2015 9:29:00 PM

truck fatalitiesThe 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.

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Topics: Documentation, Document Control and Records, Safe Work Australia, Hazard and Risk Management, Industry Sectors

Victorian Parliaments Investigates on Alleged Contamination of Water at Training Base

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jul 8, 2015 10:18:00 PM

contaminated waterAccording to a Victorian parliamentary investigation, water at the Country Fire Authority’s (CFA) training base in Fiskville in Western Victoria was alleged to have been deliberately contaminated as part of a biological experimental process.

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Topics: Hazard and Risk Management

The Australian Industry Group Warns of Alarming Use of “Ice” in the Workplace

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jul 8, 2015 9:14:00 PM

ice on workplaceBusinesses and companies across the country have been warned about the growing “ice epidemic” that has created considerable risks on work health and safety, strained labour productivity, and ripped workforce participation.

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Topics: Hazard and Risk Management, Responsibility, Authority and Commitment

Defence Department: Staff at Fuel Stations Exposed to High Workplace Health and Safety Risks

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Apr 29, 2015 6:01:00 AM

fuel stationAccording to internal reports, with dilapidated petroleum facilities being shut down as being close to the members of the public, Defence Department employees were reported to have been exposed to extreme workplace health and safety risks at fuel stations.

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Topics: Hazard and Risk Management