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Melbourne Meat Processor Fined After Worker’s Hand Amputated
August 15, 2019

Melbourne meat processor JBS Australia has been fined $90,000 after a worker’s hand was amputated by a factory machine. Melbourne Magistrates…

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Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist church liable over teenager’s death at volunteer fundraiser
August 15, 2019

The Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church has been found guilty of breaching workplace health and safety laws, after a teenage…

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Construction workers’ mental health is improving but female and younger workers still struggle
August 14, 2019

Construction workers are less likely to have mental health problems than the average Aussie worker and are less stressed overall, according…

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Opening the door to safer buildings
August 13, 2019

Fire doors play a pivotal role in saving lives by preventing the spread of smoke and fire, allowing more time for…

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‘Lunch in their cars’: Workers battle stress and trauma in their jobs
August 12, 2019

Almost half of 25,000 working people say they have experienced trauma or distressing situations at work, a survey has found. And…

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Biometric scanning in the workplace: Can employees refuse consent?
August 9, 2019

Technology enabling facial, fingerprint and iris scans offers employers an efficient and accurate means to secure their workplaces, monitor and record…

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When the mining boom turns deadly
August 9, 2019

Death was about 50 metres below Josh Pungatara. Straight down. Waiting for him while he sat in a 104-tonne bulldozer teetering…

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Australian Printing Systems
August 8, 2019

Australian Printing Systems distribute a range of printing systems called DuraLabel. The DuraLabel printing systems allows you to print a range…

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WayAhead Workplaces brings together organisations addressing workplace wellbeing
August 8, 2019

Developing good workplace wellbeing practices can feel like a daunting process of trial and error. However, that does not have to…

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Forkliftaction Blog: How to avoid forklift accidents
August 6, 2019

First published in: Forkliftaction News Safety First column. Michael Hassell is the director of safety at Equipment Depot. He has over…

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Do you know that terrifying, heart-stopping feeling when the ladder you’re on starts to wobble or slip?
August 6, 2019

Don’t let it happen again. You and your workers need to be kept safe when working on ladders, and the award-winning…

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‘Putrid’: Sex discrimination in air traffic control could endanger lives, says report
August 6, 2019

The safety of Australia’s air travellers could be at risk because of a toxic culture of sexual harassment, rampant bullying and…

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