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VIC: builder fined $80,000 for failing to manage fall risk

Posted on 22/02/2024
A builder in Wattle Glen, Victoria, has been convicted and ordered to pay fines totalling $80,000 over a lack of fall protection, including for work at heights of more than 10 metres.

  

$900k in fines handed out as regulator cracks down on falls from heights

Posted on 21/02/2024
Almost $1 million in fines have been issued at the halfway point of SafeWork NSW’s 12-month blitz on falls from heights.

  

Workplaces urged to be vigilant of melioidosis

Posted on 20/02/2024
NT WorkSafe recently urged workers to be vigilant of melioidosis and ensure their workers are protected from the risks of the disease following a case in which a landscaping worker was admitted to hospital with the disease.

  

Regulator issues safety alert over opal field safety

Posted on 19/02/2024
SafeWork SA recently issued a safety alert about the dangers of fossicking in mining areas following an incident in which a hobbyist was seriously injured when he fell down a disused mine shaft last month.

  

Why corporate boards need members with WHS expertise

Posted on 18/02/2024
Corporate boards must include at least one director with “some real health and safety knowledge” because they frequently make decisions with significant WHS implications, according to University of NSW Emeritus Professor, Michael Quinlan.

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Media release

Dr. Simon Roberts Appointed as the New Registrar of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board

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The AIHS Celebrates Australia Leading the Way to Ban the Use of Engineered Stone

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The Australian Institute of Health and Safety Announces New Leadership Appointments

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MEDIA RELEASE: Skye Buatava and Kala Philip join the AIHS as Independent Directors

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Incidents and prosecutions

VIC: builder fined $80,000 for failing to manage fall risk

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$900k in fines handed out as regulator cracks down on falls from heights

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Helicopter company and director charged over unsafe aircraft operation

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Aquatic centre receives $85,000 fine over electric shock

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Policy and legislation

Workplaces urged to be vigilant of melioidosis

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Regulator issues safety alert over opal field safety

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Regulator issues warning after static electricity ignites flammable vapour

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Safety alert issued over delivery of concrete for pumping

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