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Police warn to be safe in the wet

Staying safe while driving, riding or walking in the unpredictable weather forecast for NSW in the coming days, can be as simple as making good choices such as being able to be...

How to make your workplace safer

Workers in the Hunter will be able to learn how to make their workplaces safer when the first annual Newcastle Safety Conference and Exhibition takes place this coming Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and...

Hunter Safety Awards 2019 – Above and beyond the call of duty

The Hunter’s most prestigious safety awards are now open for submissions from local organisations who go above and beyond in Work Health and Safety. Launched in 2015 by local safety consultant, Sarah-Jane Dunford, the Hunter...

Future of coal mine in doubt

The future of an underground coal mine west of Cessnock is in doubt after Yancoal announced more than 200 employees are to be stood down or re-deployed. The Austar-run mine at Paxton is one of...

Quad bike safety rebates doubled

The NSW Government has doubled the value of rebates available to farmers for quad bike safety measures, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean announced. The government’s Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program, introduced last...

Life jackets for rock fishers a must says MP

Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley has condemned the NSW Government’s lacklustre approach to legislating for the mandatory wearing of life jackets for rock fishers. “This Government is passing the buck back to councils to avoid...

Warning against fishing and swimming at night

Surf Lifesaving NSW has again issued a warning about the dangers associated with swimming and fishing at night after a man drowned in a rock fishing accident at Windang Island in the Illawarra last...

Are you Easter long weekend ready?

With the Easter long weekend coming up from Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2, many Lake Mac residents will be enjoying a few days off work, spending extra time with friends and family,...

Know the ‘drone’ rules or be grounded

Australian drone pilots will be forced to pass a quiz before taking to the skies under a new initiative launched by the world’s largest drone maker, DJI. The mandatory exam, created by DJI in conjunction...

Crackdown on boating safety

Boating safety officers will return to Lake Macquarie this weekend as part of a statewide crackdown on boat safety laws relating to towing, speeding and wash. Operation Safety First was rolled out on all NSW...
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