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Australia’s deadliest job?

Australia’s deadliest job? A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers. The report criticises a lack of training […]

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Why we need a new science of safety

Why we need a new science of safety Philip Thomas, University of Bristol   It is often said that our approach to health and safety has gone mad. But the truth is that it needs to go scientific. Managing risk is ultimately linked to questions of engineering and economics. Can something be made safer? How […]

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Good Work Through Effective Leadership (Video)

Good Work Through Effective Leadership (Video) This Safe Work Australia film features three different perspectives on how workplace leaders can design good work and influence their safety culture, not only in their own business, but across their supply chain and the broader community. This seminar features three business leaders from Australian Country Choice, Lend Lease […]

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These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work

These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work   Peter O’Connor, Queensland University of Technology and Peter Karl Jonason, Western Sydney University In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive. This in addition to the […]

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Summary of Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities

Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities – 2015 The aim of the Safe Work Australia report is to provide statistics about people who die each year from injuries that arose through work-related activity. This includes fatalities resulting from an injury sustained in the course of a work activity (worker fatalities) and as a result of someone else’s […]

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Compensation Schemes And Workers Aged Over 65 (Safe Work Australia)

I’ve heard I am not covered by workers’ compensation because I am over 65 years old. Not true! Employees are covered for workers’ compensation under all Australian schemes no matter what age they are injured. “There is a common misconception that workers aged over 65 cannot access workers’ compensation provisions,” acknowledges Julie Hill, Director of […]

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In charging Essendon, WorkSafe puts all sport on notice

In charging Essendon, WorkSafe puts all sport on notice Eric Windholz, Monash University WorkSafe Victoria’s decision to prosecute the Essendon Football Club for occupational health and safety (OHS) breaches arising out of its 2011-12 supplements program has been a long time coming. On Monday, the club was charged with two breaches of the OHS Act […]

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Workers Compensation – What does it cost?

According to Safe Work Australia’s ‘Key Workers’ Compensation Information Australia 2013 Report’*, in the year 2010–11 there were 127,330 serious workers’ compensation claims involving one or more weeks of time lost from work, a permanent incapacity or fatality. This equates to 12.2 claims for serious injury for every 1000 employees. According to the report, in […]

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