- Crane operator fined $13.5k for ignoring notices
South Australian crane operator Adelaide Ship Construction International (ASCI) has been slapped with a $13,500 fine for ignoring three prohibition notices issued by WorkSafe South Australia (SA).
- Is construction fatigue overlooked in Australia?
Sydney University's, Dr Margaret Chan, has warned that fatigue may be being overlooked as a cause of accidents on construction sites.
- NOPSA eyes expansion of powers
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) hopes to take over the regulation of 'well integrity', currently handled by state governments.
- NZ unions call for methyl bromide ban
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) has called for a ban on the fumigation gas methyl bromide following a scientist's claim he may have found a link between it and a nerve disease thought to have caused the deaths of four workers in the country.
- New safety code for quad bikes coming
Following a series of recent quad bike accidents, a new draft code of conduct is being drawn up for their use in the workplace.
- National OHS benchmarking draft report released
The Productivity Commission (PC) has released a draft report which attempts to benchmark the maze of OHS regulatory and legislative instruments faced by Australian businesses.