Safe Work Australia updates fatality figures - 1.4.20
New statistics from Safe Work Australia show as at 26 March, there have been 43 Australian workers killed at work in 2020, with Transport Postal and Warehousing emerging as the most fatal industry. The Transport Postal and Warehousing has recorded 17 work-related fatalities so far this year. The construction industry comes second... Read more.
Isolation and machine guarding paramount - 19.3.20
WorkSafe is reminding businesses to go back to basics before allowing workers to operate dangerous machinery. The message comes after Oak Lane Chaff Limited was fined $260,000 at the Hastings District Court last Friday. The sentencing follows an August 2018 incident in which a worker was dragged into the... Read more.
Worker killed in conveyor belt incident north of Brisbane - 13.3.20
A man has died after he was trapped in a conveyor belt at a workplace in south east Queensland. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon. Police and emergency services were called to a business in Narangba, north of Brisbane just after midday. Queensland ambulance paramedics said the man in... Read more.
Eliminate risks associated with using plants, reminds QLD safety regulator - 4.3.20
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released an incident alert after a worker suffered a serious injury when his arm was caught in a hopper. Initial investigation reveals the open hopper contained metal shafts and stainless-steel rods that rotated to mix dough ingredients. To prevent a similar incident, Queensland’s safety... Read more.
Kitchen manufacturer fined $60K for amputated fingers - 24.2.20
Kitchen manufacturer Oliver Projects has been convicted and fined $60,000 and ordered to pay costs of $4,248 after a cabinet maker severed three fingers while cutting panels. The Dandenong Magistrates’ Court found that the kitchen manufacturer failed to provide or maintain safe systems of work and, despite engaging an... Read more.