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Protecting Workers from Heat Related Illnesses

At the start of summer WorkSafe Victoria reminded employers in the north of the state to ensure the protection of workers in prolonged extreme heat. With temperatures soaring over 40 degrees celcius it’s important that employers ensure work is managed

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WorkSafe Charges Company Over Worker Trench Fatality

A civil construction company has been fined over the deaths of 2 workers who died when the trench they were in collapsed. The incident happened in March last year and involved 2 workers from Ballarat. One worker died instantly while

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Workers Sustains Serious Arm Injury on Work Site – Investigation Underway

Reports have emerged of a workplace accident at a tunnel project in Perth, prompting a WorkSafe WA investigation. The incident involved a worker who suffered a serious arm injury while working on the tunnel project at the end of 2018.

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Young Workers Urged to Get Involved in Health and Safety

WorkSafe New Zealand introduced a new campaign encouraging young workers to speak up for each other. The campaign titled ‘Be A Safe Guy’, involving the young comedian D’Angelo Martin, focuses on Māori male workers, who are at the greatest risk

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WorkSafe Tasmania Highlights Safety Risks and Safety Gains due to Technology

According to WorkSafe Tasmania, new workplace technologies bring not only new safety risks but also safety improvements. While digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation become more common, they are causing employment patterns to shift, bringing for example more

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Redefining What Workplace Safety Means – WorkSafe’s New Ad Campaign

The video below is part of WorkSafe Victoria’s latest advertising campaign which includes people from different industries sharing their views of work. The video aims to highlight the changing nature of what it means to be safe and healthy at

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WorkSafe WA issues warning on Working in Roof Spaces

WorkSafe WA and Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) have issued a safety alert on the importance of awareness of electrical hazards in roof spaces ahead of new regulations which came into effect on Monday 14 May 2018 in the state.

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Contractor Killed on Upgrade Project Site

A construction contractor has been killed on an upgrade project site in WA. An incident at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant where 8 concrete tanks are being constructed, happened recently claiming the life of the contractor. Emergency services were

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More People Killed on Vic Worksites in 2017

WorkSafe Victoria is urging employers and employees to work together to improve safety following the revelation that 27 people were killed on worksites in the state in 2017. This was the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2009. WorkSafe’s Head

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Sleep Deprivation a Serious Workplace Health and Safety Concern

  WorkSafe New Zealand recently reminded workers to ensure they’re getting adequate sleep because a lack of sleep can compromise safety. With recent daylight saving, workers were reminded to take stock of the amount of sleep they are getting to

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