Occupational health & safety

  • MUA presses cargo safety overhaul by

    The Maritime Union of Australia last week called for urgent reform to maritime safety following the recent death of Queensland dock worker Brad Gray.

  • Antarctic ATV ‘jollies’ raise safety concerns by

    A report into the use of all terrain vehicles by workers from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has revealed that workers had a culture of dangerous “thrill riding”.

  • Honey maker cops $138k for ATV death by

    New Zealand honey maker P.A. and S.C Steens Limited was fined $78,000 after a beekeeper without experience operating an all terrain vehicle was killed when it overturned.

  • Heidelberg Vic issued 105 improvement notices by

    A safety campaign in early March by WorkSafe Victoria resulted in 105 improvement notices being issued to businesses in Melbourne suburb Heidelberg.

  • Safety Awards by

    Nominations for The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission’s (SRCC) 2010 awards opened this week.

  • SA convicts on hand and arm injuries by

    Three South Australian businesses were recently fined and convicted by Magistrate Michael Ardlie for separate hand and arm injuries.

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