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Electricity Safety Weeks put a spotlight on electrical safety - 5.9.17

A series of events this week will shine the spotlight on electrical safety as part of Electricity Safety Week. From September 4 to 8 a host of events tailored specifically for electrical contractors and workers will be held in Queensland. Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace said this is... Read more.

Take immediate action to manage known risks - 24.8.17

Businesses must immediately take action to manage their known risks – identifying and listing them is not enough, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This follows the first sentencing under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 of Budget Plastics Ltd for health and safety breaches after a worker’s hand... Read more.

Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated - 27.6.17

Poor risk management, emergency planning, and training for confined spaces work put an electrician’s life in danger and threatened the safety of 14 others who went to his aid in a grain silo incident, says WorkSafe Chief Inspector Keith Stewart. The electrical company Austin Bros (1980) and the farming... Read more.

Packaging company fined $52K for work health and safety breaches - 13.6.17

Christchurch, New Zealand – A packaging company was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 reparations after a worker was trapped unconscious in a machine he was carrying out a maintenance on when an unlocked metal plate collapsed on him. Sullivan Packaging Ltd., pleaded guilty to... Read more.

Glass company fined $1 million over safety breach - 12.5.17

A window glass company has been fined $1 million following an incident in which a contractor sustained an electric shock while working on a window ledge at a residential apartment construction site in South Hurstville on 19 June 2014. The company was fined on Friday in the NSW District... Read more.