Safety

Welcome to the MUA Safety Page. In this section of the website you will find news, updates, safety alerts, tools, and materials to campaign for better safety on the job.

The maritime industry is a hazardous industry. The MUA is known for our militant and uncompromising commitment to safety. No workplace issue is more important than our safety on the job. 

Whether you work on our nation's ports and wharves, offshore in the mighty oil and gas industry, diving deep in the ocean, on ferries and tugs, or at sea on vessels of every kind, safety is paramount.

It is a fundamental human right for every worker to come home safe and sound to our families - at the end of the day they are the real reason we go to work every day.

 


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Sydney Branch Safety Conference: MUA Members Launch New Safety Offensive

No more deaths on the waterfront. 

That was the clear message coming out of the inaugural Sydney Branch Stevedoring Safety Conference, held on 8-9 November at the MUA Conference Centre, Sydney. 

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AMSA MARINE NOTICE: High pressure fire-fighting systems—Design safeguards against personal injury marine notice 04/2018

To inform all shipowners, operators, masters and crew of the hazards when working with high-pressure fire-fighting systems and the safeguards that may be implemented to prevent injury.

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Stena Clyde Tragedy: Continued Govt Inaction

Today is the three year anniversary of the tragedy which cost Peter Meddens and Barry Denholm their lives on the Stena Clyde oil rig in the Bass Strait off the coast of Victoria.

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MUA in Mourning After Member Fatality Offshore

The Maritime Union of Australia passes on its sincerest condolences to Andrew Kelly’s family after the seafaring member was crushed between two containers working off the coast of Dampier yesterday.

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