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Protecting Workers from Construction Dust/ Silica

Construction workers are faced with a unique set of hazards and risks each day they go to work but the bombardment of safety messages have a purpose – to prolong your life and health. One of the risks facing workers

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Protecting Workers from Construction Dust/ Silica

The importance of protecting workers on construction sites from construction dust/ silica has been in the spotlight lately and for good reason, the consequences can be fatal. This video case study of a former stoneworker who is currently suffering from

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Man Charged Over Construction Site Stabbing on Central Coast

A 33 year old man has been stabbed in his neck and chest and sustained cuts to both his hands after being attacked by another man on a construction site on the Central Coast. A man has been charged over

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Improving the Mental Health of Construction Workers

A special event at Hazelbrook recently held by Blue Eco Homes, Stainless Steel Worx and Woodford Homes focused on workplace health and safety in the construction industry, particularly the mental health of workers. Reports from MATES in construction, say construction

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Construction Workers High Spinal Risk

A new study published recently in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health revealed that workers in the construction industry experience high rates of traumatic spinal injuries. In fact of the 824 cases of people studied who had

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Italian Construction Workers Make Valuable Find in Dig

Construction work is anything but boring, you never know what a day on the job could bring. A group of Italian construction workers made an amazing discovery recently buried under a theatre in Como. Construction workers were excavating an old

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Most Dangerous Jobs in Australia Named

The construction industry is one of Australia’s most dangerous industries, according to a list compiled by Finder.com.au using government data. Once again the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry has topped the list with 744 workplace fatalities taking place between 2003

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Construction Workers Find Women’s Body on Building Site

Construction workers made a grisly find on a Sydney north-west construction site recently, discovering the body of a woman. Police are investigating, with officers from Ryde Police Area Command establishing a crime scene and detectives examining the area. The site

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Searching for Construction Workers for Queens Wharf Development

Tradies and companies interested in working on the Queens Wharf Development, the $3.6 billion project just 40 minutes from Brisbane, have been invited to register on the website www.queenswharfbrisbane.com.au . There are more than 2000 construction jobs that must be

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Job Strain Blamed for Common Mental Illness

Even more evidence has emerged about the importance of addressing stress and high job strain. Mental illness is an issue that commonly affects construction workers but it is seldom addressed because of the stigma attached to it. Even so we

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