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Curtin University Study Shows 1 in 5 Men Exposed to Excessive Noise at Work

A Curtin University study showed one in five Australian working men are exposed to noise above the recommended occupational limit on their most recent working day. The study was published in the Occupational and Environment Medicine Journal and was led

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Man’s Foot Amputated after Melbourne Construction Accident

A horrible construction accident that took place at a site in Melbourne’s west is an example of the many serious injuries that construction workers can face on the job every day. The incident resulted in the amputation of a worker’s

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Man Hospitalised After Falling Through Roof

A 45 year old man has been hospitalised after falling through a roof at Pennant Hills recently. The man was replacing the roof’s skylight sheeting when he fell approximately 3 metres onto the deck below. He was transported with CareFlight’s

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Federal Inquiry Found That Being Tired at Work is Equivalent to Being Drunk

If you thought going to work tired every day was no big deal, a new study has revealed that tired workers are as impaired as drunk drivers. Researchers found that tired workers, like drunk drivers present a danger to themselves

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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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New Zealand Road Construction Workers Down Tools To Protest About Safety

In an effort to draw attention to safety, roading contractors around New Zealand recently downed tools for a few hours for “Pause for Health and Safety Day”. The pause was prompted by 4 incidents that occurred this year involving road

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Another Construction Death Prompts Renewed Calls for Safety Inquiry

Yet another fatality in the construction industry has prompted renewed calls for  an inquiry. The NSW Workplace safety watchdog has issued more than 100 notices for breaches of scaffold safety rules during it’s blitz last year, months before the death

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Melbourne Firm Fined over Fatal Workplace Accident

Following a fatal crushing incident in Mildura, a Brooklyn construction firm is facing charges of alleged health and safety failings. In October 2017, a 58 year old man was helping load a roller onto a tray truck in a depot

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Man Injured During Sydney Roof Fall

Another fall from height incident has taken place on a construction site in Sydney, this time at Oran Park in Sydney’s south-west. The man involved was injured after falling through a roof at the building site. He was transported to

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WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW Blitz Focuses on Young Workers

In late March 2019 WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW embarked on a joint inspection focussing on keeping young workers safe and addressing fall hazards on work sites in the Albury Wodonga region. Inspectors visited construction sites as part of the

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