- Unloading product from shipping containers or crates can be very hazardous business. Members in Queensland took action to protect their safety. Further information about the risks can be found on the SafeWork Australia website.
- The interim report into the so called re-emergence of "black lung" in Queensland mines is clear - over decades, mining companies and governments failed to protect workers: It did not “re-emerge” in 2015 but was merely re-identified, after more than 30 years of responsible Queensland authorities failing to look for it or properly identify it. Read the interim report.
- We are coming up to International Workers Memorial Day - April 28th - union activists are essential in improving health and safety at work. See some new research in mining industries - four basic worker rights are essential:
- The right to refuse to do dangerous work.
- The right to education and training.
- The right to information.
- The right to representation and participation.
- New information from world health and safety expert - Dr Takala - shows that cancer is the most common work related disease.
- One person every three days - the link between diesel and cancer. See our Info and Facts sheets page for more information
- Cancer Council of Australia have launched a new web site with information about Cancer and Work.
- As a result of 60 worksites visits and lots of activity by AMWU officials and members, WorkSafe Victoria has issued a fact sheet on the safety of onsite welding. The fact sheet is useful around the country. Check it out here.
- Victorian Ombudsman brings down damning report on Victoria Workers Compensation insurers.
It's No Accident is the quarterly health and safety newsletter of the AMWU. We always welcome suggestions on content.
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February 2017 - 10 Golden Rules for reporting work injury/illness - open up the centre pages. Put it up on your union notice board