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  • Apr 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm, by

    Gold Coast recycler fined after worker loses three fingers

    A Gold Coast recycler has been fined $ 160,000 after a worker lost three fingers in a workplace incident. The company was fined by a Gold Coast Magistrate after pleading guilty to a breach of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The incident happened when a 31-year old worker was assisting another employee clear Continue Reading

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  • Apr 23, 2019 at 2:33 pm, by

    SA Police fined $390,000 over workplace death

    South Australian police have been fined $ 390,000 over the death of a worker at a police training centre in the Adelaide Hills. Ms Summers died from hypothermia after becoming trapped in a walk-in freezer in October 2016. SA Police was fined after pleading guilty to failing to comply with their health and safety duty Continue Reading

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  • Apr 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm, by

    Workplace exposure standards open for public comment until 30 April

    Safe Work Australia is seeking comments on the draft evaluation report and recommendations for the Workplace Exposure Standards beginning with respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust. Safe Work Australia is specifically seeking comments of a technical nature regarding the toxicological information and data that the value is based upon the measurement and analysis information Continue Reading

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  • Apr 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm, by

    Man dies after fall from roof in central Victoria

    A man has died after falling from a roof ¬†and becoming impaled on a metal picket in central Victoria. The incident happened on Tuesday morning. WorkSafe said the man in his 60s was working with another person on a verandah roof in Neilborough, just north of Bendigo when the incident took place. WorkSafe is investigating Continue Reading

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  • Apr 19, 2019 at 2:25 pm, by

    New rules for Queensland solar farms

    The Government of Queensland is set to introduce a new code of practice and electrical safety regulations in May to improve safety in the growing commercial solar farm industry. The Construction and operation of solar farms Code of Practice 2019 comes into effect on 13 May 2019. The new regulations mean only licensed electricians can Continue Reading

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