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Workplace Stress The Biggest Contributor to Absenteeism

If absenteeism among you’re employees is getting out of hand, you may want to consider that the root cause may be unmanageable workplace stress. According to a report by Beyondblue, as many as one in five Australians have taken time

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Man Suffers Injury After Falling from Roof

Work from heights, even perceived “low” heights should by approached with caution, taking all risks into account. Even if you work from heights every day, don’t allow complacency to set in and became relaxed in your approach to safety, no

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Crushing Incident Results in Calls for Safety

A 43 year old worker lost his life at a Pilbara apartment complex site a few years ago, being crushed by an 800kg concrete soakwell lid . Now a WA coroner says an urgent amendment needs to be made to

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SAS Barracks Construction Saga – Man Rescued

 A man was recently trapped in a construction accident at the Special Air Service regiment headquarters at Swanbourne. The man was trapped at the bottom of a big pipe in a construction area inside Campbell Barracks and had to be

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Inspectors Target Mobile Plant on Construction Sites

Over the past decade, there have been thousands of people injured while working with or around mobile plant and 16 people lost their lives. Now WorkSafe is tackling the issue with a campaign to reduce fatalities and injuries on construction

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26,000 Workplace Injuries in 2016

Around 26,000 workers in Victoria have been seriously injured on the job and 26 lost their lives at work in 2016. According to WorkSafe’s latest figures, 25,861 people were seriously injured enough to make a claim against their workplace in

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Digital Mental Fitness Program for Construction Professionals

A recent article on Sourceable.net reminded us of the importance of efficiency in the construction industry in delivering much needed infrastructure, which is central to the nation’s future economic prosperity. A company has released a new well being program called

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Will Australia’s Next Construction Boom be Home Renovation?

  The Housing Industry Association (HIA) latest roundup was recently released and according to predictions, the next construction boom will involve home renovations. It is interesting to learn that the performance of the home renovations market doesn’t always line up

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Coronial Inquest into Workers Death Announced

The coronial inquest into the death of a construction worker on a Canberra site five years ago began this week. According to reports following the accident that claimed the life of Ben Catanzariti, workers at the Kingston foreshore site heard

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Call for A Crackdown on International Asbestos Trade

The International Trade Union Confederation has called for global action to stop the trade of chrysotile asbestos, which is still being exported internationally, particularly in developing countries. In a statement the ITUC said the first step should be adding chrysotile

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