News & Events

Heatwave warning

[Updated 2 Dec] A severe heatwave is forecasted for the Top End, East Arnhem and Big Rivers (Katherine) regions over the next few days.

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.

October Safe Work Month; the start of a Territory wide push for safer workplaces

October is National Safe Work Month, an opportunity for Territory businesses and workers to focus on improving safety in the workplace.

WHSAC Communique May 2021

The Work Health and Safety Advisory Council met on the 24 May 2021

NT WorkSafe issues first incident information release after three serious crush injuries

NT WorkSafe has issued its first Incident Information Release after three serious crush injuries involving machinery occurred over the last month.

Three workers seriously injured in separate plant (machinery) incidents

Three Territory workers received serious crush injuries in separate incidents last month.

2021 Territory Day fireworks campaign

NT WorkSafe regulates the safe transport, storage and sale of fireworks for Territory Day celebrations. Fireworks are classified as dangerous goods and are regulated under the Dangerous Goods Regulations 1998.