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Barangaroo Construction Worker Killed

A 32 year old father and husband has been killed while working on a barge off Barangaroo in Sydney recently. Tim Macpherson was not only the father of a 14 month old, but his wife is also pregnant with their

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North Connex Construction Workers Undergo Suicide Prevention Training

Sadly young male construction workers are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than anyone else, which is why projects such as Mates in Construction are of such importance. Recently construction workers involved in the NorthConnex tunnel construction underwent suicide

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Building Approvals Up in January

Approvals for new home construction rose in January by 1.8 per cent to 17.412. This was higher that market expectations, which predicted a 0.3 per cent fall. While January’s figures were encouraging, housing approvals over the 12 months to January

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Queensland Onsite Traffic Management Assessments

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be conducting traffic management assessments between March and May this year with inspectors visiting construction workplaces, as well as other industries, wherever mobile plant such as forklifts, elevating work platforms and cranes are in

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TradieSafe Project Launched for Construction Sector

 A new project for tradies has been launched by SafeWork NSW, called TradieSafe. The initiative aims to reduce the frequency of injuries in the construction sector across the Hunter region. TradieSafe will be taking place over the next 12 months

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Developers Take Timber Buildings to New Heights

Timber is making a major comeback with developers and builders embracing the centuries old building material. In a recent post the convenience of timber construction was discussed citing a Campbelltown site where 4 apartment towers are being built with almost

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New Campaign to Make NSW The Safest State

NSW may become the safest state with the launch of a new $3.2 million safety campaign. The “Safety starts with you” campaign was developed as a way to address the concerning number of workplace injuries and illnesses in the state.

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Man Crushed by Metal Beam on Barangaroo Site

A central Sydney construction worker recently died after being struck by a steel beam on Wednesday afternoon. The worker, a man in his 30s was working near Sydney’s Darling Harbour at Barangaroo at the time of the incident. Police say

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Significant Number of Apprentices Injured at Work in The ACT

The ACT has experienced an alarming number of apprentice workplace injuries, and according to media reports, 3 were injured on Canberra worksites. Up to seven trainee tradies lodged compensation claims. Nail gun related injuries and screws to limbs, timber and

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Melbourne Hosts Safety in Action

Safety in Action will be take place in Melbourne on September 5-6 and will feature over 100 occupation health and safety exhibitors with the latest products and services in the field. Any attention on safety is a good thing, and

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