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Queensland Issues Safety Warning About Engineered Stone Benchtop Work

The Queensland Government has issued an urgent safety warning about work related to engineered stone benchtops. Workers and employers are reminded of the risk of silicosis after 26 worker claims for the disease were lodged to WorkCover. Industrial Relations Minister

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Interested in Construction? Here’s what to do first.

With 2019 approaching you may be wondering whether a job in construction is the right fit for you? Maybe you’re looking for a long term career or perhaps you’re looking for something short term, either way you’ll need to know

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Harsher Penalties for Workplace Health and Safety Offenders in WA

Western Australia has introduced tougher penalties for workplace health and safety offenders, which are more in line with the national Work Health and Safety Act. Under new laws the maximum term of imprisonment has increased from 2 years to 5

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Regulations Passed Regarding Safe Use of Combustible Cladding

Building regulations relating to the use of combustible material on building facades of high risk buildings was recently introduced in WA. The regulations prohibit the use of performance solutions by restricting the use of combustible cladding only to those buildings

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Man Crushed by Heavy Machinery on Construction Site

An incident on a South East Queensland roadworks construction site, about 5km west of Maroochydore has left a man in his twenties suffering from serious injuries. The man was involved in an incident where he was crushed by heavy machinery

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Incentives to Lure Young People to Construction Trades

Attracting young people to the construction trades has become a challenge but there are incentives that are helping. One such incentive is the Construction Training Fund (CTF) in Western Australia. The construction industry is the state’s largest and the CTF

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Melbourne is Australia’s Latest Residential Building Industry Hotspot

  Sydney is no longer the epicentre of Australia’s housing construction boom, according to the Housing Industry Association’s latest research. Melbourne has 12 of the top 20 housing construction “hotspots” over the last financial year, while the remaining 8 are

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New Method For Replacing Steel Mesh Used In Concrete Reinforcement With Recycled Plastic

An engineering firm Fibercon has developed a new method for replacing steel mesh used in concrete reinforcement with recycled plastic called Emesh. The new product was created in collaboration with researchers from James Cook University in Queensland and has 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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NSW Construction Jobs Up by 9%

A near-record 383,300 more people have been employed in the past year and all but 87,700 were employed full time. Over a period of a month, 61,600 people were employed and most of them from the healthcare and construction fields.

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