A new video was launched in March to raise awareness about the hazards associated with working near underground assets, such as electricity and phone cables, gas lines and water pipes – and to encourage people to dial before they dig. The video is a great example of business and government working together to prioritise safety […]

Entries are now open for the 14th annual SafeWork NSW Awards. Individuals and businesses across the state are invited to enter and showcase their innovative safety systems and commitment to workplace health and safety and recovery at work. Established in 2004, the awards were introduced to recognise and reward individuals and businesses who go the […]

The safest and most productive workplaces are ones where safety practices have become part of the everyday business and second nature to workers. Such a major shift might not be possible overnight but you can help get your workers on the right track by encouraging them not just to think and talk about safety, but […]

Not surprisingly, local government is one of the high risk industries when it comes to musculoskeletal disorders. As part of SafeWork NSW’s strategy to reduce these types of injuries, our ergonomics team is working with local councils to provide training, guidance and advice on Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks (PErforM). City of Ryde Council has […]

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 […]