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Pay Attention to Mental Health in the Workplace

Construction employers are once again being urged to address mental health among workers following a revelation that construction workers are twice as likely to commit suicide than other members of the population. According to Mates in Construction research, 190 construction

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Tradespeople at Risk of Cancer from Construction Silica Dust

The Cancer Council Australia recently reminded workers involved in mining, farm work, construction and demolition that they are at risk of exposure to silica dust which is potentially cancer causing. Around 600,000 people are at risk of exposure to silica

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Director and Firm Face Charges after Worker Killed

Queensland companies should be mindful of tough new industrial manslaughter laws which recently passed in parliament to protect workers in the state. Under the law, negligent employers face severe penalties for workplace fatalities including 20 years imprisonment and corporate offenders

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Don’t Neglect Safety in the Lead-up to Christmas

As we look forward to closing for Christmas, let’s ensure we don’t let our guard down when it comes to safety on the work site, as this time of the year is known for a spike in workplace injuries. WorkCover

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Construction Worker In Surgery After Bobcat Incident

A construction worker recently had to undergo surgery due to injuries sustained during an incident with a bobcat on a building site in Canberra’s south. The man was crushed by the bobcat at the Kambah site where the Marigal retirement

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Sleep Deprivation a Serious Workplace Health and Safety Concern

  WorkSafe New Zealand recently reminded workers to ensure they’re getting adequate sleep because a lack of sleep can compromise safety. With recent daylight saving, workers were reminded to take stock of the amount of sleep they are getting to

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Workplace Mental Health Partnership between WA Government and University of WA

A new partnership between the University of Western Australia and the WA state government will help promote and support workplace mental health. The government is providing funding of $500,000 through its Mental Health Commission to fund the mental health programs

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Workplace Injury Rates at their Lowest in Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria recently released safety data indicating the number of people who lost their lives at work and the results are encouraging. Data shows the number of people killed at work has fallen to an all-time low, which shows that

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Businesses Reminded to be Proactive about Noise On Site

WorkSafe New Zealand has asked workers and employers to be proactive about noise control at workplaces. In an article on SafetyCulture.com.au, WorkSafe spoke about a visit to an engineering firm taking a proactive approach to worker safety by setting up

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The Latest Fatality Report Released for Australian Workplace Fatalities

The latest figures from Safe Work Australia reveals that an alarming 120 workers in Australia have been killed while on duty in 2017. The industries with the highest number of fatalities were as follows, Transport, postal & warehousing – 47

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