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Australians Urged To Take A Moment for Workplace Safety in October

October has been designated National Safe Work Month and this year Safe Work Australia Chair Diane Smith-Gander is urging all Australians to take a moment to consider safety in  their workplace. As Ms Smith-Gander explains a safety incident can occur

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SafeWork Australia Releases Important Work Health and Safety Data

The Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018 report has been released by Safe Work Australia through its chair Diane Smith-Gander. The report provides a summary of statistics on national work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities, having been compiled using

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What We’ve Learned from Focusing on Tradie Safety

Safe Work Australia announced August to be Tradies Health Month and is urging employers to protect their workers especially tradies who are involved in hazardous work. Chief Executive of Safe Work Australia, Michelle Baxter revealed that while tradespeople account for

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Safe Work Australia Encourages Young Workers to Make Safety a Priority

Make the safety and health of young workers a priority, Safe Work Australia urged this Workers’ Memorial Day. The recent World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Worker’s Memorial Day prompted Safe Work Australia to remind all employers,

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A Record Breaking Number of Workplace Fatalities in a Month

This year hasn’t been a good one so far when it comes to workplace health and safety in Australia. Safe Work Australia released figures which shows that 10 people have been killed on the job in 2018, as at 25

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Not Much Progress for WHS in 2017 According to Fatality Figures

According to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia, workplace fatality rates haven’t improved much from 2016 to 2017. In 2016 there were 186 Australian workers killed on the job and in 2017 there were 173 Australian workplace fatalities as

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Worker Fatality Numbers Rise

As the year draws to a close it’s the usual time to take stock of the year and our acheivements and while construction may be booming, it hasn’t been a good year for the 28 families who lost loved ones

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Latest Safe Work Australia Fatality Figures Released

The latest Safe Work Australia Fatality Report has been released and the transport sector is leading in the number of workplace deaths. The newest figures released as at May 11, show that 57 people have lost their lives on Australian

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ACT Work Related Injury Claims Highest in The Nation

Figures released by Safe Work Australia prove that the construction industry in The ACT needs to do more to address workplace health and safety. The ACT construction industry has been labelled as the most dangerous, being responsible for the most

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Workplace Deaths for 2017 Soar

Alarming figures from Safe Work Australia reveal that as at 27 February 2017, 28 Australian workers have lost their lives on the job. While the transport, postal and warehousing sector accounts for the highest number of workplace fatalities with 10

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