It has been almost 10 years since our last mass media campaign so, in February, we launched our ‘Safety starts with you’ campaign, with press ads, TV and radio commercials, social media and our very first mobile app – SAFE by SafeWork NSW. As you will readily see, hear and read, the campaign supports our […]

This month we feature Hy-Tec Industries, in our profile series of the 2016 SafeWork Awards winners. Hy-Tec’s Austen Quarry entry received the ‘Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue’ award. Hy-Tec supplies premixed concrete, aggregates and sands to all sectors of the construction industry. It has a hard rock quarry, Austen Quarry, […]

We can’t tell you that thousands of people are injured every year doing tree work, nor do we want to. What we can say is that injuries from tree work are catastrophic. They are disabling, maiming and utterly life-changing. SafeWork investigated 10 incidents in 2015, which might not sound a lot, but consider that three […]

Workers exposed to solvents may experience memory and thinking problems decades later, according to new research. Author Erika L. Sabbath said the findings were significant as workplace exposure to solvents was extremely common and posed a real risk both in the present and the future. “And as retirement ages go up, the length of time that […]