A busy construction site can present safety hazards for even the most seasoned workers. For someone unfamiliar with the work site the risks are multiplied, and simply ‘showing them the ropes’ isn’t always enough to avoid tragedy. SafeWork NSW’s state inspector for the construction industry, Tracey Cook, says that by conducting a site safety induction […]

In the last five years alone SafeWork NSW has investigated 21 incidents involving workers unpacking shipping containers. Many of these workers received serious injuries – three were killed. A new instructional video has been developed to help workers perform this routine job with minimal risk. Part of SafeWork NSW’s set of video safety alerts, the […]

Whether it’s a mobile crane unloading a truck, a tipper truck being raised, a ladder, scaffold tube or jet of water, the outcome of contact with an overhead power line can be serious; often fatal. In fact, contact between mobile plant and equipment with live overhead power lines is one of the biggest workplace killers […]

It was an ordinary Wednesday at the UnitingCare Ageing facility when Jennifer Saben suffered a debilitating injury. As some were lim bering up for activities, the popular resident recreational officer lay helpless, reaching for her mobile phone to call for help. “Not only did I lose my independence, but also my dignity,” said Jennifer. She […]