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Residents Blame Westconnex for Depression and Asthma

The WestConnex project in Sydney’s inner west is the source of more controversy, this time due to the noise and air pollution emitted from the site. Residents say the huge road construction project is causing depression and breathing problems including

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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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Here’s Why Quitting Smoking Is Good for Your Health

Smoking is common amongst construction workers but as we become more conscious about taking care of our health, smoking is something we should also address. Although prolonged smoking’s effects on the body are well documented, there are some mind-blowing and

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WorkSafe Tasmania Highlights Safety Risks and Safety Gains due to Technology

According to WorkSafe Tasmania, new workplace technologies bring not only new safety risks but also safety improvements. While digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation become more common, they are causing employment patterns to shift, bringing for example more

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Workplace Health and Safe Investigate Fatal Incident

Tragedy has struck a worksite in South East Queensland, claiming the life of a man who was hit by a truck at a Cleveland business. This incident is a reminder of the importance of having a traffic plan on construction

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At Least 9 Dead in India Building Collapse

Following the collapse of 2 buildings in India, east of New Delhi, 9 bodies have been uncovered by rescuers who used cranes, chainsaws and sledgehammers in their operation. According to reports, one building, a six storey complex under construction collapsed

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Workplace Health and Safety Gets $10Million in NSW Budget

Workplace Health and Safety initiatives in NSW have received a $10 million funding boost from the state government to slash red tape for small businesses and expand SafeWork NSW’s reach. With a huge investment in SafeWork initiatives, the state government

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Workplace Stress is A Health and Safety Issue

A recent report revealed that one third of people in Britain had experienced suicidal feelings. The stigmas associated with mental health are one of the reasons it has remained a taboo subject in the UK as it has in Australia,

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Not Much Progress for WHS in 2017 According to Fatality Figures

According to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia, workplace fatality rates haven’t improved much from 2016 to 2017. In 2016 there were 186 Australian workers killed on the job and in 2017 there were 173 Australian workplace fatalities as

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EnergySafety Reminds Workers About Roof Space Safety

The risks associated with work in roof spaces have been highlighted by EnergySafety, who issued a reminder of the importance of understanding these hazards and how to avoid them. Whether on the job or undertaking D-I-Y projects at home, jobs

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