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Employment consultancy fined for employees becoming lost

An employment consultancy has been fined over an incident in which two female workers became lost in a remote location north-east of Kalgoorlie. Two of the company’s Kalgoorlie area employment consultants were instructed to do an “outreach visit” to the remote commun
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WorkSafe investigates death of worker at Oakford

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 38-year-old worker at a business in Oakford this morning. The man was believed to have been working with a manual hydraulic press when a metal cylinder shattered, striking him. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will i
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Federal Court imposed maximum penalty on building company for death of a worker.

Wayne Moore, 45, an employee of John Holland Pty Ltd, died after  he stepped onto an unsecured sheet of grid mesh and fell 10 metres  to the floor below at BHP Billiton’s Mt Whaleback mine at Newman on  March 19, 2009. The Federal Court imposed a fine of $242,000 on John Hol
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Cost of work related injury and disease in Australia

This report has been release by Safework Australia. It estimates the total cost of workplace injury and illness to the Australian economy, which is $60.6 billion, representing 4.8 per cent of GDP for the period of 2008-09.                  
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Draft codes of practice released for public comment

To support the Model Work Health and Safety Act, Safe Work Australia have released the third set of draft model Codes of Practice and an Issues Paper for public comment. Public Comment opens on the Monday 2 April 2012 and will close on the Friday 22 June 2012 5:00pm AEST Businesses, i
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Worker fined $8000 over eye injury to fellow worker

A labourer has been fined $8000 (plus more than $1000 in costs) over an incident in which another worker sustained a serious and permanent eye injury. He pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety and health of another person, and was fin
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Progress on implementing the model work health and safety (WHS) laws

The WHS laws commenced in the Commonwealth, ACT, NSW, NT and QLD on 1 January 2012. The WHS laws have passed in Tasmania with a commencement date of 1 January 2013. Jurisdictional progress on the model work health and safety laws Jurisdiction Introduced to parliament Passed Date of Im
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