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Young Workers Urged to Get Involved in Health and Safety

WorkSafe New Zealand introduced a new campaign encouraging young workers to speak up for each other. The campaign titled ‘Be A Safe Guy’, involving the young comedian D’Angelo Martin, focuses on Māori male workers, who are at the greatest risk

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Tragic Accident on Perth Construction Site

A construction worker was killed when he fell into a trench filled with water at a site in Perth’s western suburbs. Workers on site tried desperately to try to save the man who had fallen into a 3m deep ditch

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Queensland Aims to Improve Safety in the Workplace

Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board have developed a plan to tackle safety in the state. The peak advisory board to the Queensland government on work health and safety issues has developed the 5 year plan in response to the

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Government Should Do More to Shake Up Male Dominated Construction Industry

A recent article on Abc.net.au highlighted the importance of shaking up the male dominated construction industry, with men making up 88% of the construction work force. The construction trades workforce is made up of 99 per cent males and 86

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Elderly Couple Escapes Death when Crane Collapse on House

An elderly Melbourne couple have survived a frightening near miss after a 33 tonne drilling rig smashed into the roof of their house while they were at home. The crane apparently split the Strathmore house in 2, destroying the roof,

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Working in Isolation can be a Pain and an Advantage

Working alone can seem like a nightmare to some, while others relish the idea, but recently a researcher at the remote Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica allegedly stabbed a colleague, with some reports saying the victim had given away endings to

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Video Shows Bulldozer in Action on Construction Site

Bulldozers are invaluable to construction work but operating heavy machinery such as bulldozers is a high risk job and requires the necessary training and certification. Workers on the construction site must also complete general construction safety training, known as The

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Safety Advice for Unloading a Truck on A Construction Site

Unloading a truck on a construction site is a hazardous operation which can result in serious injuries and/or fatalities if the appropriate safety procedures aren’t implemented and undertaken daily on site. Some of the factors that increase risk include uneven

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Two Firms Fined after Workers Fall Incident

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean, reminded businesses about the importance of complying with health and safety laws following an incident which resulted in  2 Sydney companies being fined a combined total of more than $200,000. The fine came after

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Confined Space Incident Claims the Life of Apprentice Worker

The health and safety of apprentices on work sites has been highlighted by a tragic incident at a Melbourne worksite. A 20 year old apprentice worker died while working inside an open-ended tank. The man became overcome with the fumes

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