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National Safe Work Month launched

National Safe Work Month has been launched to raise awareness about workplace health and safety during the month of October. CEO of Safe Work Australia Michelle Baxter launched 2016 National Safe...

Vehicle fire protection standard revised

Fire safety standards for mobile transport owners and operators have been changed under the revised Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment. With...

Falling rock smashes through loader windscreen

A worker was injured at a New South Wales quarry after a large rock smashed through the front end loader he was operating and struck him. The large rock, weighing about 23 kilograms, fell about 17m...

Fallen workers remembered on Miners Memorial Day

More than 1500 workers who have lost their lives in Queensland mines have been remembered today. The annual service, which is held in a Queensland mining community every year on September 19, is held...

Worker seriously injured when caught in moving conveyor

A boilermaker was de-gloved after becoming caught in a moving conveyor in June. The boilermaker was working alone while in the process of shutting down a crushing plant, according to a significant...

Aggreko celebrates one million man-hours LTI free

Aggreko AusPac has celebrated one million man-hours without a lost time injury (LTI), with this week marking a two-year period without an LTI. The company said the achievement is a result of...

Injured coal miner awarded more than $1.2m

A Hail Creek coal miner has been awarded more than $1.2m in compensation in Federal Court after being stood down by Rio Tinto after an injury. The Federal Court ordered more than $1,272,109 in...

117 Australians have been killed at work in 2016

As at September 6, 117 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016, according to Safe Work Australia data. The Agriculture, foresty and fishing industry and the Transport, postal and...

Anglo to replace striking workers

Anglo American has escalated the situation at their German Creek mine, near Middlemount, by advertising for a new workforce while existing employees strike. The mining giant has engaged labour hire...

Contractor killed at CQ mine

A 55-year-old man was fatally injured at Glencore’s Newlands coal mine, near Glenden, on Tuesday morning. The contractor was conducting maintenance work at the site’s coal handling and...