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Workers Reminded to Take Care When Working in the Heat

Employers with outdoor work are reminded to take measures to manage the risks associated with heat stress and solar UV radiation as Australia’s summer takes hold with hot weather forecasts. Employers can minimise the risk of heat-related incidents by modifying workloads and schedules to avoid the hottest times of day, rotating or sharing ‘hot tasks,’ …

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Safety Warning Issued Over Working in High Heat Environments

WA’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety recently issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments on mine sites and remote areas. The extremes of Western Australia’s climate means that heat stress is a significant risk that needs to be managed across the State’s mining and exploration …

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Apprentice, 20, Dies on Cranbourne West Worksite

A 20-year-old apprentice has died after becoming “overcome with fumes” while working in a confined space at a transport vehicle servicing yard in Melbourne. Police have confirmed the Lynbrook man was working with power tools inside an open-ended tanker when he died at about 10am on Thursday. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said three men, aged in their 30s, 40s …

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WorkSafe Reminds Workers of the Reporting of Work-Related Hazards and Incidents

WorkSafe has reminded workers and the community that hazards and incidents in their workplace can be anonymously reported by telephone or in writing. Reports can also be made online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but it is necessary to provide contact details – which will not be divulged to the employer – …

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Inspection Program Targets Scientific Testing Workplaces

Due to a noticeable increase in severe lost-time injuries in the sector, WorkSafe will be conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in workplaces where scientific testing and analysis is carried out. Inspectors will be looking at safety issues in workplaces conducting non-destructive testing such as radiographic, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, …

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