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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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Man Hospitalised after Falling from Roof in Queensland

A sixty-something year old man has been airlifted to Princess Alexandra hospital after falling from a roof in Queensland’s South East. The man was airlifted to hospital via Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, after the fall at the Somerset

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Stats Reveal The Nation’s Most Dangerous Jobs This Year So Far

The most high risk jobs in Australia have been revealed by data from Safe Work Australia and the construction industry is number three on the list. The transport, postal services and warehousing sector had the most fatalities this year with

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How Broad Core Tubular Stainless Steel Building is Helping The Chinese Build Super Fast

The Chinese have developed a super fast way of construction buildings using stainless steel. Buildings in the Chinese province of Shenzhen are coming up faster than ever, with stainless steel tubes at their core. Watch how and why this new

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Italian Construction Workers Make Valuable Find in Dig

Construction work is anything but boring, you never know what a day on the job could bring. A group of Italian construction workers made an amazing discovery recently buried under a theatre in Como. Construction workers were excavating an old

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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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Plan Launched to Address High Fatality Rate in Construction

The NSW Government recently launched a new plan, following a year of consultation with the construction industry, to reduce accidents and fatalities in the industry. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean recently spoke about the government’s efforts stating that safety

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Study Shows Tradies Care More about Their Tools than Their Health

An issue we need to address in the construction industry is why do tradies care more about their tools than their own health and safety? According to a new study, trade workers are two times more likely to take care

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