In late February this year I wrote about a young casual worker in Tasmania who had his fingers crushed when a machine fell on his hand. The Hobart Magistrates Court… read more →
This statutory scheme administered by the Australian Government Department of Health, was established in July 1990 under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989. NICNAS is responsible for: Assessing new… read more →
Bunbury Magistrates’ Court has fined a Picton scrap metal business after it pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment resulting in a worker fatality in… read more →
In March a burns case at Sunshine Food Network Pty Ltd was the first successful defended prosecution under model Workplace Health and Safety laws. Work Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ)… read more →
Machine Safety is an aspect of WHS that can prove to be technically challenging, particularly if you’re not sure where to start, because there’s only a limited amount of independent information available to assist newcomers to this field and tertiary education options in machine safety are virtually non-existent.