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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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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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Video Shows Bulldozer in Action on Construction Site

Bulldozers are invaluable to construction work but operating heavy machinery such as bulldozers is a high risk job and requires the necessary training and certification. Workers on the construction site must also complete general construction safety training, known as The

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Alert Issued after Dozens Feared Affected by Silicosis

Silicosis is a deadly disease that has affected more people in Australia than we previously realised. The Queensland Government has announced an immediate crackdown on dry-cutting artificial stone benchtops after dozens more workers have been discovered who are suffering from

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Victoria Has One Workplace Injury and Two Deaths in a Day

Remember the 2016 workplace accident at Eagle Farm Racecourse that claimed the lives of 2 workers when a concrete slab fell and crushed them? The Brisbane construction firm responsible has been fined $405,000 over the incident. The accident claimed the

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SafeWork NSW Releases Plan to Tackle Construction Deaths

SafeWork NSW has released a plan to address construction deaths in the state and according to the plan, the state hopes to reduce workplace deaths by 30 per cent in the next 5 years. It’s also part of the plan

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Big Projects Looming in Tasmania, Pushing Up Construction

Big projects are on the cards for Tasmania which is pushing up the value of construction work – estimated to be 11.9 per cent higher this year. June construction projects were worth $3.543 billion, according to Deloitte Access Economics in

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Taking A Mental Health Day for Your Sanity

Mental health problems are common among construction workers so taking care of our mental health is crucial and we should do it takes to ensure we are not only physically healthy and sound but mentally healthy and sound as well.That’s

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SafeWork Australia Releases Important Work Health and Safety Data

The Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018 report has been released by Safe Work Australia through its chair Diane Smith-Gander. The report provides a summary of statistics on national work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities, having been compiled using

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