Occupational Health and Safety alerts in Australia for this week:

Here is some important OHS news from each state of Australia over the past week:

1) Tasmania: Depression hits forestry workers
2) Northern Territory: Factory evacuated after chemical spill
3) WA: Recycling Company fined $50,000 over loss of worker’s toes
4) NSW: Managing noise in the food and beverage industry
5) VIC: Worker dies after construction site fall
6) QLD: Willawong residents fear exposure to toxic chemicals from waste incinerator

1) Tasmania: Depression hits forestry workers: Rural counselors in Tasmania are concerned about depression rates among forest workers and farmers in the north, where services are becoming thin on the ground. View more on this article here.

2) Northern Territory: Factory evacuated after chemical spill: Emergency crews have attended a chemical spill at the Conoco-Phillips premises at East Arm in Darwin. View more on this article here.

3) WA: Recycling Company fined $50,000 over loss of worker’s toes: A Midland recycling company has been fined $50,000 over an incident that resulted in the amputation of two of a 15-year-old employee’s toes. View the article here.

4) NSW: Managing noise in the food and beverage industry: This guide has been produced by WorkCover Authority of NSW it provides employers in the food and beverage manufacturing industry with a tool to manage noise in the workplace. You can view this guide here.

5) VIC: Worker dies after construction site fall: A construction worker who was seriously injured after a fall at a domestic construction site in Victoria has died in hospital after being taken off life support. WorkSafe Victoria has urged people working at height to do the job properly – without taking shortcuts. View this article here.

6) QLD: Willawong residents fear exposure to toxic chemicals from waste incinerator: More than two dozen homes and businesses might have been put at risk of exposure to cancer-causing chemical emissions from a waste incinerator in Brisbane’s south. View more on this article here.

Published by: LMIT

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