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WorkSafe Inspections Focus on Work From Heights

Prior to the Christmas holidays WorkSafe inspectors focused on the risk of falls during construction work when they visited sites across Victoria. Last year there were 2 fatal falls from height at construction sites in the state and recently a

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Grieving Wife Wants Laws Changed following Husband’s Workplace Death

The grieving widow of fallen tradie Iremar Da Silva is calling for current workplace health and safety laws to be reviewed. According to his wife Linda Moussa, the frequency of workplace deaths in Australia warrants a change to laws that

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Overhaul of ACT Construction Industry Delayed Until 2020

The planning directorate for the ACT recently said the planned overhaul of the ACT construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be completed until 2020. In 2016, the planning minister Mick

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Site Manager Charged over Deaths of Irish Construction Workers Has Been Cleared

The former site manager responsible for the site where 2 Irish construction workers were killed in November 2015 has been cleared of all charges by  a magistrate. The 2 workers died when crushed by a massive concrete panel. WorkSafe alleged

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Residents Warned About Hot Weather in Katherine, Northern Territory

Katherine in the Northern Territory has been experiencing record high temperatures, like much of the country, prompting a safety warning. Hot Springs and Knotts Crossing were closed recently as authorities monitored the weather. Temperatures are forecast to rise, reaching 39

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Protecting Workers from Heat Stress Important – SafeWork Warns

We still have a couple of months left for summer and SafeWork SA is reminding employers with workers that operate outdoors to ensure the risks of heat stress and solar UV radiation are managed. A concerning report by Skin Health

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Crane Collapse Incident – Operator Fined for Overloading

The collapse of an overloaded crane has resulted in the crane operator being fined $4400. A worker was injured when the overloaded crane collapsed whilst working on a 4 storey commercial building in Karratha. The crane was lifting concrete panels

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Protecting Workers from Construction Dust/ Silica

Construction workers are faced with a unique set of hazards and risks each day they go to work but the bombardment of safety messages have a purpose – to prolong your life and health. One of the risks facing workers

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Interested in Construction? Here’s what to do first.

With 2019 approaching you may be wondering whether a job in construction is the right fit for you? Maybe you’re looking for a long term career or perhaps you’re looking for something short term, either way you’ll need to know

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Protecting Workers from Construction Dust/ Silica

The importance of protecting workers on construction sites from construction dust/ silica has been in the spotlight lately and for good reason, the consequences can be fatal. This video case study of a former stoneworker who is currently suffering from

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