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Workplaces Warned About Danger of Confined Space Work

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is investigating an incident which led to the death of 2 workers inside a tank on a trailer recently. The 2 workers were cleaning residue inside the tank after unloading it earlier in the

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Light Rail Project Unsupported Trench A Concern Says WorkSafe

WorkSafe ACT has issued an improvement notice on the light rail project after a dangerous excavation was discovered by the CFMEU who collected safety documents regarding the incident. The safety breach comes just 3 months after another unsupported shallow trench

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Sewage Smell Causes Workers to Stop Work

There are a number of risks construction workers may be exposed to, as a recent incident involving the stench from a sewer pump has proven. Construction workers were recently forced off the work site due to fear of possible illness

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$900 000 in Grants for Sun Safety Education

With Summer in full swing it’s important that we remember to be sun safe, not only when enjoying recreational time in the sun but when working outdoors, as construction workers do. The announcement that almost $900,000 in Healthway grants for

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A Record Breaking Number of Workplace Fatalities in a Month

This year hasn’t been a good one so far when it comes to workplace health and safety in Australia. Safe Work Australia released figures which shows that 10 people have been killed on the job in 2018, as at 25

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Campaign Highlights Asbestos Risks to Tradesworkers

Victorian trades workers, particular those involved in construction, demolition, renovation and maintenance work on older buildings are the target of an asbestos awareness campaign by WorkSafe Victoria. The campaign which includes advertisements on radio, trade publications and online aims to

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More People Killed on Vic Worksites in 2017

WorkSafe Victoria is urging employers and employees to work together to improve safety following the revelation that 27 people were killed on worksites in the state in 2017. This was the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2009. WorkSafe’s Head

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Worker Killed by Bobcat in Bundaberg Accident

A fatal incident involving a bobcat has taken place at a property in Bundaberg, claiming the life of a man in his sixties. The man was found under the bucket of the bobcat he was using at his home, he

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Make Safety a Priority – ACT Businesses Urged

Businesses in the ACT have been reminded by Work Safety Commissioner Greg Jones to make safety the top priority this year. He added  that there can be pressure to get jobs done that weren’t completed at the end of last

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New Zealand Work Safety Urges Workplaces to Make Fatigue Management a Priority

WorkSafe New Zealand has urged all businesses and workers to make fatigue management a priority because physical and mental alertness is crucial to safety. WorkSafe warns that fatigue is not just about being tired, it means being physically and/or mentally

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