News & Events

Safety alert issued after lightning strike fatality of seasonal worker

NT WorkSafe has issued an important Safety Alert reminding businesses and workers of the risks associated with lightning strikes.

Media Statement - Lightning Strike Incident

NT WorkSafe has commenced enquiries after receiving notification on Tuesday 23 November that a worker being injured from a lightning strike incident.

Presentation: Industrial Manslaughter offence under Work Health and Safety

NT WorkSafe is hosting a free presentation on the topic of Industrial Manslaughter. The session will be presented by Queensland's Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Mr Aaron Guilfoyle.

Invitation to the Workplace Sexual Harassment National Forum

A national forum will be held to raise awareness about workplace sexual harassment risks, management and prevention along with other state and territory regulators, Comcare and Safe Work Australia.

Amusement ride operator is guilty over 2019 Freds Pass Show crash

The amusement ride operator of the Octopus Ride which malfunctioned and crashed in 2019, injuring two passengers, was convicted and given a total financial penalty of $30,000 in the Northern Territory Local Court in Darwin today.

Heatwave warning

A low-intensity heatwave is forecasted for the Top End, East Arnhem and Big Rivers (Katherine) regions for a second week.

Safety focus turns to risk of falls in workplaces in Safe Work Month

WorkSafe Inspectors will turn their focus to the risk of falls in workplaces this week as part of their proactive engagement with industry during National Safe Work Month.

Unacceptable risk taking when working at heights in construction

NT WorkSafe is reminding all businesses and workers of the risks of working at heights, and the requirements, especially in the Construction Industry, to manage those risks.

Body stressing main cause of injury

Body stressing is a collective term covering a broad range of health problems associated with repetitive and strenuous work. Typical body stressing injuries that occur at the workplace (commonly known as musculoskeletal disorders) include strains and sprains, back or neck injuries, and tendonitis/tenosynovitis.

Early guilty pleas result in combined penalty of $25,000 over 2019 electric shock incident

A director and two New South Wales based companies involved in operating the now closed Alice in the Territory Resort, were handed a combined penalty of $25,000 yesterday morning in the Northern Territory Local Court in Alice Springs over a 2019 serious electrical shock incident.