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Young Workers Urged to Get Involved in Health and Safety

WorkSafe New Zealand introduced a new campaign encouraging young workers to speak up for each other. The campaign titled ‘Be A Safe Guy’, involving the young comedian D’Angelo Martin, focuses on Māori male workers, who are at the greatest risk

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What it Takes to Construct Sydney Metro Rail

It seems the Sydney Metro Rail has been under construction forever but while it can be an inconvenience if you live or commute around the area, this is what it really takes to complete the mammoth project. In this video

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Queensland Aims to Improve Safety in the Workplace

Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board have developed a plan to tackle safety in the state. The peak advisory board to the Queensland government on work health and safety issues has developed the 5 year plan in response to the

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Government Should Do More to Shake Up Male Dominated Construction Industry

A recent article on Abc.net.au highlighted the importance of shaking up the male dominated construction industry, with men making up 88% of the construction work force. The construction trades workforce is made up of 99 per cent males and 86

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Elderly Couple Escapes Death when Crane Collapse on House

An elderly Melbourne couple have survived a frightening near miss after a 33 tonne drilling rig smashed into the roof of their house while they were at home. The crane apparently split the Strathmore house in 2, destroying the roof,

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Working in Isolation can be a Pain and an Advantage

Working alone can seem like a nightmare to some, while others relish the idea, but recently a researcher at the remote Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica allegedly stabbed a colleague, with some reports saying the victim had given away endings to

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Confined Space Incident Claims the Life of Apprentice Worker

The health and safety of apprentices on work sites has been highlighted by a tragic incident at a Melbourne worksite. A 20 year old apprentice worker died while working inside an open-ended tank. The man became overcome with the fumes

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New Self-Assessment Tool to Help with Health and Safety

Complying with Work Health and Safety regulations can be a challenge for many small businesses and many small business owners view WHS laws as burdensome which is why a new self-assessment tool could help. The new toolkit is aimed at

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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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Road Safety Behaviour Program Video Launched

Improving truck safety is the focus of a new video created by the Melbourne creative agency Hard Edge and Swimburne University, together with the ATA, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, National Road Safety Partnership Program, Transport Accident Commission, and Mr Smith

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