Safety News

Eight Australian workers killed at work in 2018 so far

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Safe Work Australia has released the latest work-related fatality figures. The figures show as at 18 January 2018, there have been 8 Australian workers killed at work this year. Six of the fatalities occurred in the transport, postal & warehousing workplaces, while agriculture, forestry & fishing and wholesale trade have each one fatality. In 2017,…

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175 Australian workers killed in 2017

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Latest figures from Safe Work Australia show there were a total of 175 fatal work injuries in Australia in 2017. The Transport, postal & warehousing industry recorded the highest number of work-related deaths, with 66 fatalities. In 2016, the industry recorded a total of 57 fatalities. Forty seven Agriculture, forestry & fishing workers died on the…

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JSA vs SWMS. Do you know the difference?

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Where a JSA lists control measures used the SWMS describes the control measures and how they should be implemented. Both Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Worksheets and Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are tools used to manage risk, but what is the difference between the two and when should they be used? We help clear up…

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3 Things You Should Know About Safe Work Method Statements

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Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), they are often a necessary tender requirement and where works defined as ‘high risk construction work’ are involved SWMS are mandatory. There’s just one problem – understanding how safe work method statements work can be confusing. But since safe work method statements are a part of the legal framework for…

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