VIDEO: The top 3 things employers need to know about work health & safety

What are the most common legal cases in relation to work health and safety? How we can prepare for them? and what rights do workers have in terms of compensation and personal injuries? In this short video chat, Cathy Spurr, director of Halfpennys Lawyers explains…

Top End turns out for safety

The Darwin Convention Centre was abuzz with industry professionals checking out the latest in technology, knowledge and innovation for the first ever Safety in Action Darwin, produced by Informa Exhibitions. With Darwin’s import and export trade showing no signs of slowing, continuing to boom due…

Odd Spot: When on a roof...

It is interesting to note that despite the strict safety regulations and guidelines in Australia, there are still some who continue their work in complete disregard. This image is one such example. Sent into us recently by a Safety Snippets reader who snapped this builder…

Odd Spot: Is this the latest scaffolding technology?

We are vigilant in Australia when it comes to all areas of workplace health and safety, so it’s a shock to see what’s considered acceptable for some of our offshore neighbours. Sent in from a Safety Snippets reader; “This is the latest in scaffolding technology…

Odd Spot: Too bad if there's a fire

Thank you once again to our Safety Snippets readers for thinking of us when they see OHS oversights on their travels. Here’s one from Peter Blanc, Team Co-ordinator at Western Power who snapped this pic on a recent trip to Townsville. “I observed a Brisbane…

Building a preventative safety and health culture

Occupational accidents and diseases create a human and economic burden. This statement rings true when we look at the statistics. The International Labour Organization reports that; Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease. Every 15 seconds, 160 workers have a…

Electrical Safety in the workplace - a layman's experience

Look around your workplace right now, we can bet you’re surrounded by electricity. From circuits to cables, conduits and extension cords, each of them deliver electricity and when managed incorrectly, they can become serious hazards, even deadly. Most of us know very little about electricity…