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Queensland Aims to Improve Safety in the Workplace

Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board have developed a plan to tackle safety in the state. The peak advisory board to the Queensland government on work health and safety issues has developed the 5 year plan in response to the

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Elderly Couple Escapes Death when Crane Collapse on House

An elderly Melbourne couple have survived a frightening near miss after a 33 tonne drilling rig smashed into the roof of their house while they were at home. The crane apparently split the Strathmore house in 2, destroying the roof,

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Working in Isolation can be a Pain and an Advantage

Working alone can seem like a nightmare to some, while others relish the idea, but recently a researcher at the remote Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica allegedly stabbed a colleague, with some reports saying the victim had given away endings to

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Safety Advice for Unloading a Truck on A Construction Site

Unloading a truck on a construction site is a hazardous operation which can result in serious injuries and/or fatalities if the appropriate safety procedures aren’t implemented and undertaken daily on site. Some of the factors that increase risk include uneven

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Two Firms Fined after Workers Fall Incident

Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean, reminded businesses about the importance of complying with health and safety laws following an incident which resulted inĀ  2 Sydney companies being fined a combined total of more than $200,000. The fine came after

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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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Harsher Penalties for Workplace Health and Safety Offenders in WA

Western Australia has introduced tougher penalties for workplace health and safety offenders, which are more in line with the national Work Health and Safety Act. Under new laws the maximum term of imprisonment has increased from 2 years to 5

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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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Regulations Passed Regarding Safe Use of Combustible Cladding

Building regulations relating to the use of combustible material on building facades of high risk buildings was recently introduced in WA. The regulations prohibit the use of performance solutions by restricting the use of combustible cladding only to those buildings

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Road Safety Behaviour Program Video Launched

Improving truck safety is the focus of a new video created by the Melbourne creative agency Hard Edge and Swimburne University, together with the ATA, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, National Road Safety Partnership Program, Transport Accident Commission, and Mr Smith

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