Lost your White Card? Click here to get a replacement. It's quick and easy!

Blog Archives

Workplace Stress The Biggest Contributor to Absenteeism

If absenteeism among you’re employees is getting out of hand, you may want to consider that the root cause may be unmanageable workplace stress. According to a report by Beyondblue, as many as one in five Australians have taken time

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Man Suffers Injury After Falling from Roof

Work from heights, even perceived “low” heights should by approached with caution, taking all risks into account. Even if you work from heights every day, don’t allow complacency to set in and became relaxed in your approach to safety, no

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Crushing Incident Results in Calls for Safety

A 43 year old worker lost his life at a Pilbara apartment complex site a few years ago, being crushed by an 800kg concrete soakwell lid . Now a WA coroner says an urgent amendment needs to be made to

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

SAS Barracks Construction Saga – Man Rescued

 A man was recently trapped in a construction accident at the Special Air Service regiment headquarters at Swanbourne. The man was trapped at the bottom of a big pipe in a construction area inside Campbell Barracks and had to be

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Digital Mental Fitness Program for Construction Professionals

A recent article on Sourceable.net reminded us of the importance of efficiency in the construction industry in delivering much needed infrastructure, which is central to the nation’s future economic prosperity. A company has released a new well being program called

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Will Australia’s Next Construction Boom be Home Renovation?

  The Housing Industry Association (HIA) latest roundup was recently released and according to predictions, the next construction boom will involve home renovations. It is interesting to learn that the performance of the home renovations market doesn’t always line up

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Coronial Inquest into Workers Death Announced

The coronial inquest into the death of a construction worker on a Canberra site five years ago began this week. According to reports following the accident that claimed the life of Ben Catanzariti, workers at the Kingston foreshore site heard

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Call for A Crackdown on International Asbestos Trade

The International Trade Union Confederation has called for global action to stop the trade of chrysotile asbestos, which is still being exported internationally, particularly in developing countries. In a statement the ITUC said the first step should be adding chrysotile

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Construction Approvals Rose in February

According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, construction approvals for new homes rose 8.3 per cent in February while market expectations predicted a 1.5 per cent decline. Approvals for private sector housing rose 5.3 per cent in February

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , ,

WorkCover Queensland Introduces New Pain Intervention Guidelines

WorkCover Queensland has released new guidelines for medical providers to use for pain intervention billing. The guidelines were developed in consultation with relevant stakeholders. WorkCover explained that it monitors trends in treatment and use of item codes through analysis of

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , , , ,