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Is Work Stress Bringing Down Your Health

The construction site can be a stressful place and left unchecked this stress can become toxic, not only to your mental health but studies suggest to your physical health as well. Experts have warned that ignoring stress caused by a

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Employers Urged to Keep Young Workers Safe during Flood Recovery Operations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently reminded all employers to supervise apprentices during flood recovery activities in North Queensland. Authorities say Electrical Safety Office inspectors have discovered instances where electrical apprentices are performing electrical work without the necessary supervision. Apprentices

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Man Trips and Becomes Impaled on Steel Bar at Work Site in Gosford

Have you addressed all slip, trip and fall hazards on the work site? A serious workplace incident that happened recently is an example of the consequences of failing to do so. A freak accident at a Gosford construction site has

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Careers That Require CPR Training

If you’re involved in construction work or if you’re an electrician, first aid training or CPR is required. Not only do these skills help make you more attractive to prospective employers, making your resume stand out from the rest, it’s

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Man Injured After Falling from Wall in NSW

A worker has been injured after falling from a retaining wall on New South Wales central coast. The 56 year old man was apparently doing some gardening at his own home in Avoca Beach when he fell 3 metres off

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WorkSafe Inspections Focus on Work From Heights

Prior to the Christmas holidays WorkSafe inspectors focused on the risk of falls during construction work when they visited sites across Victoria. Last year there were 2 fatal falls from height at construction sites in the state and recently a

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Residents Warned About Hot Weather in Katherine, Northern Territory

Katherine in the Northern Territory has been experiencing record high temperatures, like much of the country, prompting a safety warning. Hot Springs and Knotts Crossing were closed recently as authorities monitored the weather. Temperatures are forecast to rise, reaching 39

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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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Interested in Construction? Here’s what to do first.

With 2019 approaching you may be wondering whether a job in construction is the right fit for you? Maybe you’re looking for a long term career or perhaps you’re looking for something short term, either way you’ll need to know

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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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