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Study Reveals Most Australians Don’t Know Why They Need Sun Safety

Most construction workers are spending the majority of their time outdoors which is why sun protection is such a crucial issue to our industry. In light of the amount of time we spend outdoors, the recent revelation that most Australians

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SafeWork NSW Launches Campaign to Protect Construction Workers Digging Live Electrical Cables

The latest safety campaign from SafeWork NSW is aimed at protecting construction workers from digging into live electrical cables. The campaign launched by SafeWork NSW and NSW electrical networks, “The Don’t know, Don’t Dig” campaign follows a 65 per cent

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Australian Firms Urged to Train Employees to be Ready for Anything

While Safety Month may be winding down, having run through October, an alarming revelation has been made during this month which all Australian businesses are being urged to addressed. According to data, only around 13 per cent of Australian organisations

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Spotlight on Hearing Awareness

  Although Hearing Awareness Week was almost a month ago, the lessons we learnt are still at the forefront of our minds as we continue to focus on hearing protection. Hearing Awareness Week was Sunday 21 – Saturday 27 August

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Victorian Wall Builder in Court over Wall Collapse

Following the collapse of a wall in Melbourne’s CBD which claimed the lives of 3 people, the signmaker responsible for building a wooden wall which attached to the brick wall that collapsed, has also been charged. The 30 year old

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Safety Warning After Powerline Electrocution Deaths

The deaths of 2 people have led Queensland’s safety regulator to issue a safety warning regarding work near overhead power lines. There have been 2 recent deaths and seven injuries in incidents involving overhead power lines prompting the regulator to

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The New Way to Prevent Fall Related Injuries

  As construction safety technology advances, the latest system for addressing falls on construction sites has emerged, the Cyber-Physical System (CPS). CPS has been defined by the US National Science Foundation as “an engineered system consisting of a seamless integration of computational algorithms

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Paying Attention to FIFO Worker Mental Health

The mental health impacts of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work are being investigated by a parliamentary committee following a spate of suicides among these workers working in remote parts of Australia. Among those calling for action is the Construction Forestry, Mining and

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Don’t Make Light of Pests on Work Sites

A Californian worker has died after being stung by a swarm of bees. The man was apparently evaluating a parking lot when he accidentally struck an underground hive. This incident comes shortly after an Australian worker was stung 92 times

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Industry Leaders Say Faulty Products a Problem in Construction

Housing Industry Association senior executive director of building, development and the environment Kristin Brookfield says faulty or non-conforming products (NCP) have become a serious concern in the building and construction sector. Global markets, online buying, loopholes in regulations as well

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