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Work-related incidents have claimed another 15 lives, including 12 male workers, two male bystanders, and one female bystander, according to the latest Safe Work Australia data.

A total of 87 people have been killed in work-related incidents in the first half of 2015, says the Notifiable Fatalities June 2015 Monthly Report.

Of the 15 incidents in June, three workers each died in vehicle incidents on a public road, vehicle accident in another context, and by being hit by a falling object. Two were killed in crushing incidents. Other individuals were killed due to falling from a height, an air crash, being trapped in machinery, and as a pedestrian hit by vehicle on a public road.

Six of these fatalities occurred in transport, postal and warehousing workplaces and five in agriculture, forestry and fishing. The other fatalities occurred in construction, manufacturing, and electricity, gas, water and waste services workplaces.

For more details, visit the report

Published on 22 October 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin enewsletter – available free every fortnight direct to your email. Subscribe online today.

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Fifteen more people have died in work-related incidents, according to the latest notifiable fatalities report from Safe Work Australia.

The deaths occurred in March and included 12 male workers, one female worker, one male bystander and one female bystander.

Four of the fatalities involved a vehicle incident – public road crash, three involved a vehicle incident not on a public road, and two each involved crushing and drowning.

The remaining four fatalities involved a pedestrian hit by a vehicle (public road), a fall from a height, a vehicle incident (air crash) and a fall on the same level.

For more details, visit notifiable reports

Published on 2 July 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin.

A new study suggests that higher order hazard controls such as elimination and substitution are not being used as much as they should in the manufacturing sector.

“While over 70 per cent of manufacturing workers who reported exposure to noise were provided with a combination of PPE [personal protective equipment] and other types of controls, 20 per cent reported that they were only provided with PPE,” according to the Safe Work Australia report, ‘Work Health & Safety Perceptions: Manufacturing Industry’.

“For vibration, over 30 per cent reported being provided with only PPE and no other control measure.

“Fourteen per cent of manufacturing workers who reported exposure to airborne hazards reported that they were not provided with any control measure for this hazard.”

The study suggests one of two reasons for this: “… either that workers were not aware of higher order control measures in the workplace or that there was a considerable proportion of manufacturing workplaces where higher order control measures were not provided.”

For more details, visit the report.

Published on 12 March 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin.

The latest notifiable workplace fatalities report reveals that 16 people were killed at work in November last year.

The November figures reveal that 10 male workers, one female worker, three male bystanders and two female bystanders were killed.

Four of the fatalities involved a road crash, two fatalities each resulted from falls from a height, drowning and crushing. The other six fatalities were due to a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle, being trapped in machinery, being hit by an unattended vehicle, being hit by a falling object, insect and spider bites and stings, and being hit by a moving object other than a vehicle.

So far, total notifiable workplace fatalities for 2014 stand at 213.

For more details, visit the fatality figures.

Published on 12 March 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin.


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