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Crane hire company fined $12,000 for breaching safety regulations

Posted on 29/02/2024
A crane hire company in Western Australia was fined $12,000 at a retrial for failing to ensure the required number of people were involved in using their crane at a construction site.

  

Elevate Your Career: Learn from a 2023 AWHSA Winner

Posted on 28/02/2024
Meet Ally Orr, a shining example of the impact winning the 2023 Australian WHS Emerging Leader of the Year Award can have on your career and organisation. In this interview, Ally shares her journey from being a surprise nominee to a celebrated winner

  

$1.3 million fine issued for workplace manslaughter

Posted on 28/02/2024
A stonemasonry business has become the first company convicted under Victoria’s workplace manslaughter laws after causing the death of a worker who was fatally crushed at a Somerton factory.

  

How WHS professionals can stay ahead of the AI governance curve

Posted on 27/02/2024
There are important governance considerations for WHS professionals and their organisations in developing and rolling out artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, according to Schellie-Jayne Price, an expert in the area.

  

Regulator targets heavy vehicle safety in construction industry

Posted on 26/02/2024
The NHVR recently announced that it will launch an on-road targeted operation focused on mechanical safety and compliance with mass, dimension and loading requirements of heavy vehicles operating in support of the construction sector.

Industry news

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Investigations expand into asbestos-contaminated mulch

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Why corporate boards need members with WHS expertise

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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

Crane hire company fined $12,000 for breaching safety regulations

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$1.3 million fine issued for workplace manslaughter

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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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Policy and legislation

Regulator targets heavy vehicle safety in construction industry

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SafeWork NSW to become an independent WHS regulator

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Workplaces urged to be vigilant of melioidosis

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Regulator issues safety alert over opal field safety

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