A moment is all it takes for an injury to happen at work and change the course of a worker’s life.
A moment is also how long it takes to report a safety hazard before it becomes an issue. To ensure a worker has the right training and supervision to do their job. To ask a work mate if they are ok. To speak up for safety in the workplace.
October is Safe Work Month and all employers and workers are encouraged to take a moment to reflect on their workplace safety culture and to ensure safety is the key focus each and every day.
WorkSafe VIC is urging employers in the construction industry to be aware of the serious risks when working from height following two serious incidents in 24 hours. They have suggested techniques to reduce and eliminate risks on-site.
Crane owners and operators need to check a key component following the preliminary results of a WorkSafe investigation into the cause of an incident which led to the death of a construction worker in Box Hill.
A WorkSafe Inspector attended the site at approximately 5pm yesterday following a report of a collapse of prefabricated concrete panels in a lift shaft.
One of the panels fell approximately 7 metres into the shaft well. No workers were injured or in the shaft at the time of the collapse
SafeWork SA is putting the spotlight on falls at work in a new four-part educational short video series aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities.
There have been a number of recent incidents in Queensland where heavy vehicles or trailers have fatally crushed workers. In many cases, the vehicle had not been correctly immobilised.
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks associated with stabilisers and outriggers on trucks and trailers when travelling on public roads.
The purpose of this health and safety alert is to inform workers, employers, builders and designers of the risk of falling concrete elements attached to the perimeter of buildings under construction.
WorkSafe QLD's recent safety alert highlights the risk of collapse of self-supporting signs. This alert highlights the importance of the need to properly design, maintain and inspect sign structures.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are highlighting the importance of forklift safety after an incident in May 2018 where a worker has been left seriously injured after being struck by a reversing forklift.