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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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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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How to Take your Construction Job to The Next Level

Construction skills are in high demand throughout the nation but particularly in state’s like NSW where a strong pipeline of public projects are in the works. Skilled construction workers are in high demand, nationwide. For those interested in a short

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Construction Sector to Continue Booming in NSW

There’s good news for the New South Wales construction sector, with a solid pipeline of projects to keep construction in the state booming. Construction in the state is set to boom thanks to a number of residential, transport, accommodation and

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Number of Workers Killed in Australia in 2017

Sadly we haven’t made much progress when it comes to workplace health and safety since last year, if the Safe Work Australia work related fatalities report is anything to go by. According to the report, 6 construction workers had already

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