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  • 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:
  1. The right to refuse to do dangerous work.
  2. The right to education and training.
  3. The right to information.
  4. The right to representation and participation.

 

It's No Accident is the quarterly health and safety newsletter of the AMWU. We always welcome suggestions on content.

Click on the name to see each newsletter. 

May 2017- Poster Prevent Injuries 

February 2017 - 10 Golden Rules for reporting work injury/illness  - open up the centre pages. Put it up on your union notice board

December 2016 -- Hearing loss - 100% preventable but 100% irreversible

August 2016 - Breath Taking Jobs

May 2016 - Casuals and Safety and International Workers Memorial Day 

December 2015 - Our Rights to Healthy and Safe Work 

August 2015 - Mental health of FIFO workers 

May 2015 - Federal government attacks on Comcare 

Jan 2015 - HSR right to chose training 

Nov 2014 - Lung cancer and welding fumes 

Aug 2014 - Body Mapping and some of your sucess stories

Autumn 2014 - Workers Memorial Day & Employers Due Diligence

Summer 2014 - Working in seasonal heat 

Summer 2013 - Court upholds health and safety rights 

Spring 2013 - Alcohol and Drug Testing 

Winter 2013 - Employers must consult workers 

Spring 2012 - Fatigue 

Spring 2011 - Lock out procedures 

 

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