• It is not enough to blame unsafe stairs

    A subcontractor who blamed unsafe site conditions for an injury to one of it’s workers has been criticised in the NSW District Court.

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  • Is the Law an Ass?

    Last month we raised the question about the apparent discrepancy in OHS penalties handed out by the courts, which appear to be gauged on the ‘luck’ of the outcome and not the level of negligence or intent.

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  • Poor traffic management costs $1.5m

    A fatal accident during night roadworks has cost VicRoads and Downer EDI over $1.5m.

    The tragic accident involved a street sweeper which backed over a worker who was adjusting traffic cones.

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  • Dust Hazards

    In this article we explore the safety issues associated with dust in the workplace, the different forms it takes, and explain the main health effects of excessive exposure to dust. In our follow-up (part 2) article we will describe how to protect yourself and others from the various forms of harmful dust.

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