Incident information release
NT WorkSafe is urging all workplaces across the Territory to urgently check that the septic tank lids on their property are safe and secured. In the last eight months, two children have fallen into septic tanks at separate commercial establishments in the Northern Territory.
NT WorkSafe is issuing a warning to workers in the construction industry, not to modify scaffolding if they are not authorised to do so.
NT WorkSafe has received a spate of notifications this year involving machine (plant) operators making contact and in the majority of cases bringing down overhead power lines.
NT WorkSafe has been notified of a number of vehicle incidents involving National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers and participants in recent months.
Two Territory workers have been injured within the last three months due to inadequate or not using fall prevention while working at heights.
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 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.
Three Territory workers received serious crush injuries in separate incidents last month.