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  • Victoria Steps Up To Help Victims of Occupational Dust

    The Victorian Government has made it easier for workers impacted by deadly crystalline silica dust to get the care and support they need by streamlining access to compensation. Lung cancer caused by silicosis and scleroderma has been added to Victoria’s list of proclaimed diseases. Proclaimed diseases are automatically deemed to be caused by the nature […]

  • Quarry Operator Charged Over Silica Exposure

    A quarry operator in Victoria has been charged with six separate offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after workers were exposed to respirable crystalline silica. The case highlights the legal ramifications of hazard exposure at worksites. WorkSafe Victoria has charged Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd with: Two contraventions of section 21(2)(a) of the […]

  • October Is Safe Work Month – Find Out How You Can Make A Difference At Your Workplace

    This National Safe Work Month, Safe Work Australia encourages all Australians to make health and safety a central part of their workplace culture by thinking safe, working safe and being safe.  “I encourage workplaces across Australia to take part in National Safe Work Month and show their ongoing commitment to health and safety at work […]

  • The Increasing Impact Of Heat Risk On The Construction Industry

    An annual update on climate change has revealed the impact heat risk conditions are having on the Australian community and the construction industry. The MJA–Lancet Countdown has published its update on climate change and related factors in Australia. The 2021 MJA–Lancet Countdown report is a collaboration between the University College London and seven Australian institutions. The Lancet mediates it in […]