In February 2015, a worker fell almost four metres while installing cladding on a roof. He suffered fractured ribs and vertebrae, and a punctured lung. NSW District Court Judge David Russell fined the business owner $60,000 for breaching his health and safety duties regarding safe systems of work and $1,500 for failing to notify us […]

It took a near miss and a fall to prompt D&D Traffic Management and David Kay and Daniel Seidel to develop and implement solutions to health and safety issues they had identified in their respective workplaces. They both won the 2017 SafeWork Award for best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue, D&D […]

Are you confused about your obligations when it comes to workplace consultation? SafeWork NSW has launched a ‘one-stop shop’ Consultation @ Work toolkit, designed to help improve work health and safety and consultation practices in NSW workplaces. The toolkit provides a wealth of information that will help NSW workplaces comply with their workplace consultation obligations, […]

Paul Lyndon is the National Safety Manager at Diona, a civil engineering contractor that designs and builds infrastructure projects. He is also a proud recipient of the 2017 SafeWork NSW Leadership in Safety Award for his all-round excellence in work health and safety, workers compensation and recovery at work. ‘The company and I are very […]

Falls from heights are the leading killer on NSW construction sites, so we are conducting a blitz over the next 12 months to crack down on employers who fail to protect workers. We will be visiting construction sites across NSW to ensure compliance and raise awareness about the risks when working at heights. This blitz […]

Our six-year Work Health and Safety Roadmap demonstrates our commitment to ‘right touch’ regulatory approaches through collaboration, innovation and expertise. With a greater focus on innovation and data analytics, we will be empowered to lead the nation as a smarter and more targeted work health and safety regulator. Our newly established, world-class research centre, the […]

Working in direct sunlight or extreme heat exposes you to the risks of heat-related illness, as well as skin cancer, from ultra-violet (UV) radiation. Both can be fatal. UV radiation causes 95 per cent of skin cancers in Australia. All skin types can be damaged by exposure to UV radiation. The damage is permanent and […]