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  1. Quad bike safety milestone to be announced at Ballina

    Media Release

    The NSW Quad Bike Safety Industry Action Group (IAG) is set to announce that NSW farmers have invested more than $20 million on safety improvements through the NSW Government’s Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program (the program) when it meets in Ballina today.

  2. Exposure of workers to hydrogen sulphide gas

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert is for NSW workplaces which may use, generate, store or handle hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas. It will help them to identify sources of potential exposure and manage risks to health and safety. This is especially important for work in, on or near confined spaces such as tanks, pits, sumps, vessels as well as partially enclosed areas with poor ventilation. Hydrogen sulphide can be produced unintentionally.

  3. Firework fans urged to keep it family friendly this long weekend

    Ministerial Media Release

    Firework fans are being urged to keep it family friendly this long weekend, as SafeWork NSW crack down on illegal behaviour, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said.

  4. NSW budget: record investment in workplace mental health

    Ministerial Media Release

    Workers will be better supported in the workplace thanks to a $55 million NSW Government investment in mental health initiatives.

  5. Forklift safety top priority

    Media Release

    The State’s workplace safety regulator is cracking down on dangerous worksites as part of an ongoing forklift safety blitz, SafeWork NSW Acting Executive Director Tony Williams said.

  6. New safety plan launched to help protect NSW workers

    Ministerial Media Release

    Workers will be better protected thanks to a new safety plan that aims to reduce injuries and fatalities in the manufacturing sector, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said.

  7. Unpacking glass sheets

    Safety Alert

    This safety alert reminds people who handle packs of glass sheets not to rely on the packaging to support the contents when the package is being lifted or opened.

  8. Don't cut old drums

    Safety Alert

    Flammable substances can still be present in old drums. Even if they have been cleaned and rinsed, the introduction of an ignition source can create a disastrous explosion. Cutting old drums isn't worth the risk - watch this video safety alert for more details.

  9. Forklift load handling

    Safety Alert

    If you work with forklifts, watch this video for simple steps to handle loads safely.

  10. Working with hot oil

    Safety Alert

    Working with hot oil can cause burns as well as slips, trips and falls. Watch this video safety alert for tips on how to avoid hot oil injuries in your workplace.