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Supporting Women Making a Change to the Construction Industry

A recent post discussed the value of a mentor to women entering previously male-dominated fields such as construction. As these fields can be difficult to transition into for women, mentoring programs such as National Women in Construction can help, matching

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Here’s How Many Workers Have Died in 2019

According to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia, there have been 18 Australian workers killed on the job in 2019 so far. While agriculture remains the most fatal sector with 6 fatalities so far, the construction sector has 4

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Workers on Canberra Light Rail Work in 40 Degree Weather

The hot weather isn’t behind us yet and the construction union is calling for workers to stop work when temperatures reach 37 degrees. Recently construction workers on Canberra’s light rail network were forced to work in 39 degree heat. The

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Overdue Pay Prompts Construction Worker to Destroy Newly Built Hotel Lobby

A dispute over pay led to serious destruction at a site in the UK. a construction worker went to extreme measures when he wasn’t paid on time, destroying the lobby of a newly built hotel. Police are investigating after the

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Protecting Workers from Heat Related Illnesses

At the start of summer WorkSafe Victoria reminded employers in the north of the state to ensure the protection of workers in prolonged extreme heat. With temperatures soaring over 40 degrees celcius it’s important that employers ensure work is managed

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Man Killed by Dozer a Queensland Site

One Queensland worker didn’t make it to the new year, having been involved in a bulldozing accident on a mining site on New Year’s Eve. The incident is under investigation by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. A 49 year old worker

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Focus on Asbestos Dangers

November 19-25 was Asbestos Awareness Week and provided an opportunity for the industry to focus on the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This is a particularly important issue for the construction and renovation industries where the risks of coming into

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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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Man Charged Over Construction Site Stabbing on Central Coast

A 33 year old man has been stabbed in his neck and chest and sustained cuts to both his hands after being attacked by another man on a construction site on the Central Coast. A man has been charged over

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