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WorkSafe Inspections Focus on Work From Heights

Prior to the Christmas holidays WorkSafe inspectors focused on the risk of falls during construction work when they visited sites across Victoria. Last year there were 2 fatal falls from height at construction sites in the state and recently a

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Grieving Wife Wants Laws Changed following Husband’s Workplace Death

The grieving widow of fallen tradie Iremar Da Silva is calling for current workplace health and safety laws to be reviewed. According to his wife Linda Moussa, the frequency of workplace deaths in Australia warrants a change to laws that

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Overhaul of ACT Construction Industry Delayed Until 2020

The planning directorate for the ACT recently said the planned overhaul of the ACT construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be completed until 2020. In 2016, the planning minister Mick

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These are the Most Dangerous Jobs in Australia for Men

Men working in the mining and construction industries are increasingly battling with depression and anxiety and according to statistics, they are taking their own lives at a rate never before seen in Australia. Men’s mental health issues are perhaps a

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Queensland Motorists Urged to Slow Down To Protect Road Workers

Queensland’s roadusers have been urged to keep calm and drive slowly through roadworks to ensure the safety of road workers. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s Tony James said traffic controllers’ lives were being put at risk by aggressive driving from

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Australian Scientists Develop Material to Stop Buildings Collapsing in Earthquakes

Scientists at the University of Technology Sydney have found a way to protect buildings from earthquakes. The researchers at the Centre for Built Infrastructure Research at the university discovered that existing synthetic geotextiles used within building foundations were the perfect

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Starting Out A New Year in Construction

We’ve just entered the second month of the new year and there have already been 5 workplace fatalities in Australia, 2 of which were from the construction industry, according to figures from Safe Work Australia. These tragic incidents highlight an

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Site Manager Charged over Deaths of Irish Construction Workers Has Been Cleared

The former site manager responsible for the site where 2 Irish construction workers were killed in November 2015 has been cleared of all charges by  a magistrate. The 2 workers died when crushed by a massive concrete panel. WorkSafe alleged

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Residents Warned About Hot Weather in Katherine, Northern Territory

Katherine in the Northern Territory has been experiencing record high temperatures, like much of the country, prompting a safety warning. Hot Springs and Knotts Crossing were closed recently as authorities monitored the weather. Temperatures are forecast to rise, reaching 39

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Man Killed by Dozer a Queensland Site

One Queensland worker didn’t make it to the new year, having been involved in a bulldozing accident on a mining site on New Year’s Eve. The incident is under investigation by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. A 49 year old worker

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