Dyson Heydon has ruled himself fit to continue running the royal commission into trade unions, sending the unions off to find new ways of avoiding the legal lens.

Fortescue Metals Group will use unmanned drones to survey its Cloudbreak mine in the Pilbara, as part of an effort to reduce the health and safety risks for survey staff.

Queensland has introduced new penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phone while driving.

A leading dietician has told a mining conference that obesity is both a health issue for miners and a safety issue for the industry.

Townsville currently has no dengue fever outbreaks - for the first time in 15 years.

The Federal Government is looking for ways to reduce red tape on industrial chemical use, while maintaining community safety.

The first National Plan on Asbestos Safety and Eradication has been launched after a meeting of State and Territory Ministers.

The Federal Government is ramping up its rhetoric to ensure the China free trade agreement (FTA) goes ahead.

The Supreme Court of Victoria will not force the Melbourne City Council to crack down on a decades-old protest in which members of religious groups harass and intimidate women as they enter an abortion clinic.

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board has put its stamp of approval on the occupational health and safety programs offered at Curtin University.

An Adelaide trucking company boss has been convicted of manslaughter after faulty brakes killed one of his drivers.

The Australian Defence Force has been fined $220,000 after a man was fatally shot during a training exercise.

The WA Government says key performance indicators (KPIs) could reduce mining industry fatalities.

A union-backed convoy of Queensland truck drivers is on its way to Sydney as part of a mass protest highlighting the danger of unreasonable deadlines.

Government body VicRoads is updating its road maintenance fleet with radar-based reverse braking technology to reduce employee injuries.

A Melbourne-based medical device company has signed a contract with Crown Resorts, which will see devices attached to workers to gather data for OHS purposes.

Reports say the ACTU is setting up a $30 million campaign to spread anti-Abbott messaging.

A legal expert says pub and club lockout laws might not be the reason alcohol-fuelled violence is down in some cities, despite claims of their success.

The Federal Government will keep fighting to bring back the workplace cop - the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) - after failing to reintroduce it this week.

A US company has been slugged with a $6 million workplace safety settlement, after a gruesome workplace death in 2012.

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters’ Association has released the final version of its national ‘Guide for Safe Design of Livestock Loading Ramps and Forcing Yards’.

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