Safety alerts

If you're concerned about safety in your workplace you can speak to a WorkSafe health and safety advisor on 1800 136 089 or contact the 24 hour emergency line on 13 23 60 to report serious workplace injuries.

Warning devices on powered mobile plant

27 March 2018

Guidance for employers, self-employed persons and people who have management and control of a workplace (legal duty holders) about the unsafe work practice of deactivating warning devices on powered mobile plant.

Occupational Diving

27 October 2017

This Alert provides guidance about safe occupational diving operations. It has been prepared in response to a number of serious incidents where divers have sustained injuries during occupational diving operations.

Use of glass in workplaces providing early childhood education and care services

31 August 2017

A safety alert that provides guidance to persons with management or control of workplaces in the children service’s sector about controlling risks associated with glass panels breaking from human impact.

Carbon monoxide poisoning and LPG powered floor cleaning equipment

10 May 2017

This alert highlights for employers the risk of employees being over exposed to carbon monoxide when operating LPG powered floor cleaning equipment such as a floor burnisher or buffer.

Concrete delivery pipeline failures

1 February 2017

This alert highlights the risk of using poorly manufactured concrete delivery pipes and pipeline components.

Safe use of flammable refrigerants

23 December 2016

This safety alert concerns Class 2.1 Flammable refrigerant gases (flammable refrigerants) in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Collapse of floating roof in storage tank

8 December 2016

This Alert highlights risks associated with maintenance work in confined space such as a storage tank and suggests risk control measures

Equipment on concrete agitator trucks

8 December 2016

This alert highlights the risk of injury when storing equipment beneath the rotating mixer drum of concrete agitator trucks

Overturning of pick and carry cranes

1 August 2016

This Alert highlights the risks of overturning pick and carry cranes while traveling with a suspended load

Ceiling hoists and track systems

19 July 2016

This alert highlights the risk of using ceiling tracks systems with incompatible fixed or portable ceiling hoists.

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