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High School Girls Eyeing Careers in Construction Trades

An interesting post on Smh.com.au recently discussed the phenomenon of high school girls from girls-only schools eyeing careers in construction, but many need to be educated about the options available. Research has discovered that most females who are offered enrolment

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Tradies, Why You Need to Take Care of Your Health

A recent study found that tradies are more likely to take care of their tools than they are to take care of their health. This is alarming, given that you’re more likely to get injured on the job than any

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Australian Tradies Busier Than Ever

The good news for the construction industry is that house building grew at its fastest pace in 3 months in May. A recent article on Afr.com pointed out that tradespeople and the utes servicing the detached home sector were busier

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Too Much Standing at Work Could Double Your Risk of Heart Disease

If you spend most of your day standing on the job you may want to take heed of a recent study out of Ontario Canada which found that standing for prolonged periods of time can be just as bad for

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BeyondBlue Investigates Suicide Signals

We’ve already learned that construction workers are particularly at risk to suicide which is why it’s important to know how to identify the signs of suicide in someone and know how to respond. Recent research from beyondblue found that few

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Worker Taken to Hospital After Falling at Brisbane Construction Site

A worker has been hospitalised after falling on a Brisbane construction site. The man is said to be in a serious condition after falling in a workplace incident at Balmoral in Brisbane’s inner east. The man was working at a

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Masculine Construction Culture Pushing Women Out

The masculine nature of the construction industry and underlying sexual harassment has been blamed for pushing women out of the industry. Less than 3 per cent of the construction trades jobs in Australia were occupied by women last year, and

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The Construction Industry is on a Hiring Spree

Australia’s construction industry has had a strong start to the year with improvements recorded across sectors including apartment construction. According to the Australia Industry Group (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index (PCI), activity rose 1.5 points in January. Currently the

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Campaign Highlights Asbestos Risks to Tradesworkers

Victorian trades workers, particular those involved in construction, demolition, renovation and maintenance work on older buildings are the target of an asbestos awareness campaign by WorkSafe Victoria. The campaign which includes advertisements on radio, trade publications and online aims to

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Tradespeople at Risk of Cancer from Construction Silica Dust

The Cancer Council Australia recently reminded workers involved in mining, farm work, construction and demolition that they are at risk of exposure to silica dust which is potentially cancer causing. Around 600,000 people are at risk of exposure to silica

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