Brendan Edwards, a mechanical fitter at Komatsu, and Bill Coulter, a self-confessed dreamer and problem solver, are two of a kind. Both are passionate about workplace safety and, fittingly, both were finalists in the 2017 SafeWork NSW Awards. Brendan has initiated myriad safety solutions at the Moss Vale manufacturing facility where he works. According to […]

When a company experiences a 41 per cent fall in workers compensation premiums and a 45 per cent fall in their average cost of claims, people take notice. The panel on the 2017 SafeWork Awards certainly took notice.The company now boasts the 2017 award for excellence in recovery at work for business. Specialty Fashion Group, […]

For many businesses, manual tasks are an important part of getting the job done. Not surprisingly, those who work at cemeteries do numerous hazardous manual tasks and are often prone to serious injuries.John Pearce is one of those people. As an employee of Coffs Harbour City Council, John worked at the local cemetery and was […]

Jason Garrels was just 20 years old when he died at a construction site in 2012. He had only been working there for nine days and his death was preventable. In this video, produced by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Jason’s family and friends share their experiences to raise awareness about the importance of workplace […]

Based in St. Mary’s, Enviro Pallets manufactures timber pallets. It’s a small business, with just six full time workers – plus a handful of labour hire workers from Ability Options, an agency that supports people with disabilities. Manufacturing pallets is a high risk industry and, following a request for service, a SafeWork inspector visited the […]

David Nugent owns a cattle farm near Wagga Wagga and does some contract work supplying hay and operating heavy machinery to supplement his income when times are tough. Twenty years ago, David was seriously injured when his arms became caught in a hay baler as he was trying to fix a fault. As the baler […]

Getting an injured worker back to work can be tricky, with a whole range of people involved such as doctors, employers, treatment providers and the worker. Often at the centre of that is the Rehabilitation Consultant, supporting everyone involved and making sure everyone is kept well informed. It’s a high pressure job with the potential […]