Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - August, 2013
By the end of next year the New South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will have its entire fleet of 560 vehicles fitted-out with GPS tracking tools to ensure the fastest response to an emergency.
Researchers are plotting the evolution of a strain of avian flu currently spreading in China, finding that it emerged in tandem with a similar flu that can infect mammals.
A team of Workplace Health and Safety authorities will be taking a long drive through rural Queensland, conducting spot checks of agricultural operations in the Bundaberg area.
Researchers at CSIRO are abuzz with the success of their new development; a tracker called WASP (or Wireless Ad hoc System for Positioning) designed for use in underground mines.
The latest crash tests for cars in Australia have been completed, with the Australasian New Car Safety Assessment Program giving rankings to the new offerings from Honda and Kia.
The South Australia nurses’ union will meet with officials from the state’s health board to talk about ongoing emergency ward over-crowding and the potential risks it poses to patients and staff.
The New South Wales secretary for the Transport Workers Union says a conglomerate of Unions in the state have come together to force the Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) in the port of Newcastle to address safety concerns.
The ACT is going against the tide of safer construction, with new statistics showing a spike in serious accidents at Canberra worksites between 2011 and 2012.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will investigate a collision between two planes at a Melbourne airport which has left a multi-million dollar damage bill but luckily no-one injured.