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$650k Fine over “inevitable” fatal fall

$650k Fine over “inevitable” fatal fall

An employer has been fined $650,000 after a worker died in a 12-metre fall from a platform that was completely unsuitable for purpose, making the fall almost inevitable. In February 2016, the labourer was inside a riser shaft on the fourth floor of a multi-level...

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All Eye’s on First Industrial Manslaughter Case in QLD

All Eye’s on First Industrial Manslaughter Case in QLD

Today sees the firs Industrial Manslaughter charges in Qld mentioned in court. The PCBU, Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd, could be fined up to $10 million for negligently causing the death of a worker, who was struck by a reversing forklift at a wrecking yard in...

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Worksafe Issues a Christmas Party Warning

Worksafe Issues a Christmas Party Warning

We here at Keep It Simple Safety have this conversation every year with clients but now ever the regulators are getting in on the act. For me, I grew up in a time of epic Christmas parties through the 90's and some of the stories I am unable to repeat in public but...

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16 Million Reasons to do the right thing

16 Million Reasons to do the right thing

Victorian Workplace Safety Minister Jill Hennessy confirmed the proposed laws include fines of up to 100,000 penalty units, currently equating to $16,522,000, for employers that negligently cause a workplace death.

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Are you part of a ‘Safety Mature’ business?

Are you part of a ‘Safety Mature’ business?

With October being National Safe Work Month, now is probably a good time to think about the safety culture in your business or where you work, it is an essential part of your safety and I would argue your business performance. Safety culture represents a workplace’s...

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