Workplace Health and Safety

  • Asbestos: Dealing With Prohibited Asbestos

    The model WHS Act has been amended to ensure WHS regulators have appropriate powers to deal with prohibited asbestos when it is found in a workplace. A total ban on asbestos...

  • Tool Safety

    Employee seriously injured while operating a circular saw, resulting in death. Background An incident occurred recently where an employee sustained a serious laceration to their upper leg, while operating a hand...

  • Crystalline Silica And Silicosis

    This article provides information for PCBUs and workers about silica and some of the legal duties relating to protecting workers from developing silicosis. Crystalline silica (silica) is found in sand, stone,...

  • Safety Gear

    The importance of safety equipment onsite is essential in the protection of eyes, ears, lungs, hands and feet. Safety glasses, masks, earmuffs, gloves and safety boots are our go-to, but something...

  • Onsite Poster Campaigns

    Target Tradies provides Cancer Council and Black Dog Institute with more than $1 million media advertising support for their safety and wellbeing programs. Australian organisations Cancer Council and Black Dog Institute...

  • Look Up And Live

    Regardless of the equipment you use, what sort of work you’re doing, or how well you think you know the site, take the time to look up before you start digging....

  • Perform Regular Maintenance To Support A Safe Work Environment

    Incorporating regular equipment maintenance into work routines may not only deliver ongoing performance benefits, but can also form a significant component of broader efforts to establish and maintain a safe working...

  • Metatarsal Guards

    Feet. Sometimes they’re smelly and disgusting, sometimes hairy and sometimes prone to blisters. However, sometimes we feel amazing sensations through them like sand between our toes, lush grass or a foot...

  • Safe Loading and Unloading of Plant

    Safety is extremely important when loading and unloading plant. Two separate incidents that occurred in NSW and QLD earlier this year resulted in the fatality of one person, and a very...