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Queensland Onsite Traffic Management Assessments

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be conducting traffic management assessments between March and May this year with inspectors visiting construction workplaces, as well as other industries, wherever mobile plant such as forklifts, elevating work platforms and cranes are in

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TradieSafe Project Launched for Construction Sector

 A new project for tradies has been launched by SafeWork NSW, called TradieSafe. The initiative aims to reduce the frequency of injuries in the construction sector across the Hunter region. TradieSafe will be taking place over the next 12 months

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Developers Take Timber Buildings to New Heights

Timber is making a major comeback with developers and builders embracing the centuries old building material. In a recent post the convenience of timber construction was discussed citing a Campbelltown site where 4 apartment towers are being built with almost

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Man Crushed by Metal Beam on Barangaroo Site

A central Sydney construction worker recently died after being struck by a steel beam on Wednesday afternoon. The worker, a man in his 30s was working near Sydney’s Darling Harbour at Barangaroo at the time of the incident. Police say

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Melbourne Hosts Safety in Action

Safety in Action will be take place in Melbourne on September 5-6 and will feature over 100 occupation health and safety exhibitors with the latest products and services in the field. Any attention on safety is a good thing, and

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Man Electrocuted While Working Under House

Emergency services were called to a house in Eastwood in Sydney’s northwest after it was reported that a man was trapped underneath. The man was apparently electrocuted while conducting work under the house. The body of  the 46 year old

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Number of Workers Killed in Australia in 2017

Sadly we haven’t made much progress when it comes to workplace health and safety since last year, if the Safe Work Australia work related fatalities report is anything to go by. According to the report, 6 construction workers had already

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The Impact of Psychological Injury on Business

According research recently published by Minter Ellison, Australian workers are facing a mental health crisis, with 56 per cent of Australian organisations having experienced a year on year increase in the  number of workplace claims related to mental health including

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Campaign to Tackle Worsening Obesity Crisis – What Construction Workers Can Do

According to a report by Deakin University, Australia is losing the battle against obesity. Policies to address the epidemic have been found to be inefficient. Health experts have suggested certain measures like a crack down on junk food advertising and

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Company Fined for Crane Collapse

After an investigation into the 2015 crane collapse at 42 Balston Street, Southbank, WorkSafe has charged the crane hire company with 2 breaches of the Occupation Health and Safety Act 2004. On its website WorkSafe Victoria said it had filed

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