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Minister King heads to North America, Canada for talks on critical minerals

Minister Madeleine King is visiting Canada and the United States from 3 to 8 March to discuss critical minerals essential for supporting eco-friendly technologies.

Engineered stone to be banned across Australia from July 2024

Australian government leaders have reached a consensus to establish a national ban on engineered stone, a material that can cause serious health conditions including silicosis for industrial workers. 

Researchers reveal hazardous substances in engineered stone aside from silica

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of Tasmania have found other substances in engineered stone that are damaging to workers’ lungs aside from silica. 

SafeWork NSW urges employers to place workplace safety measures ahead of summer

SafeWork NSW is calling workers and employers to start creating workplace heat management plans as predictions point to an upcoming scorching summer. 

New NSW campaign rolled out to protect workers from silica dust

SafeWork NSW has launched a six-month campaign to raise awareness of silicosis and address silica dust exposure in the construction and tunnelling industry. 

World Congress on Safety and Health at Work comes to Sydney

The 23rd World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, the largest international event focused on the prevention of workplace harm, is expected to convene thousands of industry leaders from all over the world in Sydney from 27 to 30 November. 

Weld Australia honours leading welders, manufacturers in Qld, NT

The best and brightest welders and fabricators in Queensland and the Northern Territory have been recognised at the 2023 Queensland and Northern Territory Welding Excellence Awards. 

SafeWork NSW issues warning following increase in failure to report workplace incidents

SafeWork NSW has warned businesses about fines of up to $50,000 and potential prosecution should they fail to report workplace incidents. 

AI, wearable technology could help protect workers from injuries, expert says

Artificial intelligence and wearable technology can help companies better understand the risk profile of their workforce and provide bespoke injury prevention training where needed, according to a workplace safety expert. 

Workplace Health & Safety Show 2023 to kick off in Brisbane and Sydney

The Workplace Health and Safety Show aimed at providing the latest news and research, technology and products concerning health and safety at work is set to bring together business figures in both Brisbane and Sydney this year.
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