Managing Fatigue on Farms

Managing Fatigue on Farms

Managing fatigue on farms during seeding and harvest can be particularly difficult because there is a lot of work to do in a short amount of time and the regulations are not specific except for heavy vehicle commercial drivers (truck drivers). For all other types of...
2020 Wrap Up

2020 Wrap Up

As this unique and challenging year draws to a close, we summarise the changes to HR and Safety in 2020. This year the Fair Work Commission conducted its four-yearly review of modern awards. Changes were made to annualised salaries in several awards. Stricter...
Risks of Working Alone

Risks of Working Alone

A young worker newly employed has been assaulted during a robbery while working at a 24-hour service station. The worker was alone during the night shift when they were attacked. At 9 pm three men entered the service station separately and waited until other customers...
Record Number of Quad Bike Deaths

Record Number of Quad Bike Deaths

Farmsafe Australia has reported a record number of deaths for quad bikes this year, with 16 people dying in quad bike accidents and another 50 being injured. This record number of deaths may be due to more farm activity around harvest and more family and friends being...
Safety Alert: Station Hands Riding Horses

Safety Alert: Station Hands Riding Horses

A safety alert has been issued after incidents involving station hands riding horses without helmets. Not all cattle stations ensure station hands wear helmets when riding horses despite industry promotion. Riders instead wear cooler wide brimmed felt hats for comfort...
Hospital Fined After a Nurse was Attacked

Hospital Fined After a Nurse was Attacked

A hospital has been fined for failing to protect the health and safety of a nurse who was violently attacked by a patient while working. The psychiatric nurse was working in the secure extended care unit ward of a Melbourne hospital when a patient experiencing...

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