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SWA details risk management processes for
A new Safe Work Australia report has outlined how to manage the
potential health and safety risks of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
through the hierarchy of controls. This work is part of a whole of
government approach to the responsible use of technologies
including nanotechnologies that the Australian Government supports
through the National Enabling Technologies Strategy (07 March 2012)
Safety Alert Concerning Non-Compliant
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has issued a safety
alert highlighting the risks associated with using non-compliant
vehicles after a wrecking yard worker was killed when a car fell on
him. WHSQ advises that workers should always make sure there are
enough vehicle stands or ramps to adequately support the vehicle
(05 March 2012)
Company fined over work injury
Transport company Toll has been fined $45,000 for failing to
ensure an employee was safe from injury at its Burnie port site (07
Ladder death may result in charges
The Director of Public Prosecutions is to consider charges against
an air-conditioning company after a safety-conscious employee fell
from a faulty ladder while working on a Southbank development site
(05 March 2012)
Action over steel roller door incident
Australia's federal health and safety regulator, Comcare,
today accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Australian Air
Express Pty Limited (AaE) following a workplace incident in 2009
when a Sydney contractor was severely injured after being struck by
a steel roller door (01 March 2012)
Worksafe Victoria: Working safely with trees Guidance
GUI0157/01/02.12 - Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, Falls
Prevention, National Health and Safety Reform This information
sheet assists in implementing control measures to prevent and
reduce work-related injury, illness or death (22 February 2012)
Inspector Duncan v Built NSW Pty Ltd  NSWIRComm
A monetary penalty of $115,000 is imposed with a moiety to the
prosecutor. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - breach of s 8(2) of
the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 - early guilty plea -
appropriate penalty - objective seriousness - reliance on expertise
of contractor and subcontractor - failure to detect deficiency in
contractors' work - current industry standards - serious
commitment to occupational health and safety - general and specific
deterrence - remorse and contrition - cooperation with the
WorkCover Authority - good corporate citizen - no prior convictions
- penalties imposed More...
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