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166 deaths at work in 2020Safe Work Australia has released the latest workplace fatality figures.The figures show 166 Australian workers were killed at work in 2020.The Transport, postal & warehousing industry recorded the highest number of workplace deaths, with 50 fatalities, followed by Agriculture, forestry & fishing with 39 deaths. The Con…
Safe Work Australia has released the latest workplace fatality figures.The figures show 166 Australian workers were killed at work in 2020.The Transport, postal & warehousing industry recorded the highest number of workplace deaths, with 50 fatalities, followed by Agriculture, forestry & fishing with 39 deaths. The Construction industry, with 2…
Queensland resources companies will continue to limit non-essential FIFO travel until January 22 despite a three-day lockdown being lifted in Brisbane.Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said 60 percent fewer workers will be travelling to regional Queensland this week, falling from the usual 3,500 people to under 1500.Mr.…
A 69-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after being trampled by a cow in NSW Tuesday morning.The man suffered back and head injuries following the incident at his Salisbury Plains property. He was treated at the scene before being flown to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital in a stable condition.Source: Australian Seniors News…
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland announces that the independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender is now open for access on the Queensland Government QTenders website.The IME panel is composed of medical professionals providing WorkCover with additional information or clarification on specific medical aspects of a worker’s injury, as well a…
A WorkSafe New Zealand programme, designed for Pacific workers, is celebrating its fifteenth year in 2021.The Puataunofo ‘Come Home Safely’ is a workplace health and safety education programme that focuses on providing health and safety messages to Pacific workers.Established in 2006, it aims to improve the health and safety of Pacific manufacturing wo…
Employees working from home - Is your business ready for the change?
Is your business ready for the change in workplace dynamics? Do you have the correct policies, procedures and tools in place to manage the transition? Remember - employers of workers who work remotely still have a duty of care to these employees. Working from home is already a growing trend for people to work away from the office using digital t…
Coronavirus Workplace Health & Safety – What you need to know
Understanding Coronavirus The 2019 Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and has quickly spread across the globe – including to Australia. To date, there have been more than 117,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world with over 4,200 reported deaths. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a fami…