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Get Ready for A Boom in Home Renos

The home renovations sector can expect a significant boost in activity over the next three years as homes built during the 1980s boom are renovated and upgraded. The sector is poised for an almost 3 billion dollar increase over the

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Tradespeople at Risk of Cancer from Construction Silica Dust

The Cancer Council Australia recently reminded workers involved in mining, farm work, construction and demolition that they are at risk of exposure to silica dust which is potentially cancer causing. Around 600,000 people are at risk of exposure to silica

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Director and Firm Face Charges after Worker Killed

Queensland companies should be mindful of tough new industrial manslaughter laws which recently passed in parliament to protect workers in the state. Under the law, negligent employers face severe penalties for workplace fatalities including 20 years imprisonment and corporate offenders

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Don’t Neglect Safety in the Lead-up to Christmas

As we look forward to closing for Christmas, let’s ensure we don’t let our guard down when it comes to safety on the work site, as this time of the year is known for a spike in workplace injuries. WorkCover

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Ladder Fall Lands Elderly Man in Hospital

An elderly man fell from a ladder while doing roof work at a friend’s house near Curra, north of Gympie recently. The man, in his seventies had to be airlifted to hospital by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he fell

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WorkSafe Act Construction Site Audit Finds Non-compliance with Scaffolding

WorkSafe ACT recently conducted an audit of scaffolding on Canberra construction sites and discovered an number of serious non-compliance issues. A lack of protection from potentially deadly falls was just one of the issues uncovered as well as the revelation

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Blacktown Hospital Incident results in Worker Injury

A workplace health and safety incident has taken place at Blacktown Hospital, leaving one worker in a serious but stable condition after falling three metres onto concrete. Medical staff attended to the 29 year old construction worker after arriving via

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Construction Worker In Surgery After Bobcat Incident

A construction worker recently had to undergo surgery due to injuries sustained during an incident with a bobcat on a building site in Canberra’s south. The man was crushed by the bobcat at the Kambah site where the Marigal retirement

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Sleep Deprivation a Serious Workplace Health and Safety Concern

  WorkSafe New Zealand recently reminded workers to ensure they’re getting adequate sleep because a lack of sleep can compromise safety. With recent daylight saving, workers were reminded to take stock of the amount of sleep they are getting to

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Workplace Mental Health Partnership between WA Government and University of WA

A new partnership between the University of Western Australia and the WA state government will help promote and support workplace mental health. The government is providing funding of $500,000 through its Mental Health Commission to fund the mental health programs

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