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Maintenance inspection engineer found negligent

01 December, 2008

A recent court case involving the collapse of a bucket wheel excavator at a coal mine shows that engineers and maintenance personnel need to be thorough in performing seemingly inconsequential or minor services.

Champion sets five-year safety record

10 September, 2008

Australian compressed air specialist Champion Compressors has recently chalked up five years without a ‘lost-time injury’ in any of its workplaces.

WA conference highlights corporate manslaughter

26 May, 2008

Workplace ‘wellness’ is expected to be the hottest new buzzword at the inaugural WA Safety Conference, held in Perth from 12–14 August, but the program will also touch on much less optimistic issues like bullying and ‘corporate manslaughter’.

Work to live, come home to die

28 April, 2008

Australia’s official workplace death toll — between 200 and 300 per year — could be just the tip of the iceberg, according to the Safety Institute of Australia.

Danger money for hazardous workplaces

03 March, 2008

One third of employees believe their work equipment is hazardous but more than a quarter would compromise their health for danger money, a new survey shows.

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