NT WorkSafe urges Territory businesses and workers to focus on working safely leading-in to the festive season.
The 21st to 27th of November is National Asbestos Awareness Week and NT WorkSafe is encouraging all tradies and DIY renovators to stop and think twice about asbestos before starting work.
Following an extensive merit selection process, Ms Peggy Cheong has been appointed as the Executive Director of NT WorkSafe. Ms Cheong has been fulfilling the role in an interim capacity since June.
NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Mr Michael Hewitt of Hewitt Cattle Australia Pty Ltd over a 2018 helicopter accident in Central Australia, which resulted in the fatality of one worker and serious injuries to another.
Several amendments to the legislation governing the Territory’s transport of dangerous goods by road and rail have been introduced.
An electrical safety campaign has commenced, urging all electrical workers and apprentices to put safety first by disconnecting the power before they start work.
NT WorkSafe has issued a Safety Alert is to remind restaurants, food vendors and domestic gas appliance users of the importance of only using certified gas appliances and following all safety instructions included with the gas appliance or associated gas cartridges.
NT WorkSafe has issued a Safety Alert to highlight the risk of serious crush injuries when unloading heavy machinery from tilt tray trucks when available safety equipment isn’t used.
NT WorkSafe has published the 2021-22 key work health and safety statistics snapshot for the Northern Territory as part of the National Safe Work Month.
Territory businesses and workers are encouraged to make workplace safety their focus in October during National Safe Work Month.