Two miners killed at NSW Mine

Issue Date: 16 April 2014 Tragedy has struck at the Austar Coal Mine at Paxton in New South Wales, with two men killed in an underground collapse. A statement by mine owner Yancoal has said a team of seven Austar Coal Mine employees were working underground on the...

WorkSafe NZ new guidelines for managing workplace bullying

20st February 2014  Best practice guidelines on workplace bullying, released today by WorkSafe New Zealand, are a big step forward in support and guidance for businesses and individuals about what is a prevalent workplace hazard. Titled “Preventing and responding to...

Tree Adventures fined over customer’s death

21st February 2014  Auckland company Tree Adventures Limited was today fined $24,500 and ordered to pay reparations of $80,000 after a man fell 13.5 metres to his death while attempting one of its high-rope activity courses in March last year. Tree Adventures pleaded...

Worksafe NZ – Tree Felling Focus

6th March 2014  The next phase in WorkSafe NZ forestry safety work starts with WorkSafe New Zealand inspectors beginning a new round of visits to forestry contractors this week focusing on the second of the two most dangerous jobs in the industry – tree felling. “Too...

Read the latest DMP’s Resources Safety Matters

January 2014  The latest Department of Mines and Petroleum’s Safety Alerts and Guidance section is now available to download and provides useful WA specific guidelines on Heat Stress and Acclimatisation schedules for workers in hot working conditions, mosquito-borne...