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Importance of Protecting Outdoor Workers

Given the recent heatwaves we’ve experienced in many parts of the nation it’s important that employers revisit their safety plans and policies to ensure outdoor workers are protected. Construction workers usually spend most of the day outdoors and when the

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Sewage Smell Causes Workers to Stop Work

There are a number of risks construction workers may be exposed to, as a recent incident involving the stench from a sewer pump has proven. Construction workers were recently forced off the work site due to fear of possible illness

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Minor Injury (Blister) Treatment

Even minor workplace injuries can be annoying and hinder productivity. Take something as seemingly small as a blister, perhaps caused from repetitive movements holding a hammer on the work site. Not only is the actual blister painful, it can be

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Modular Construction Gets New Code following World First Research Project

PreFabAUS co-hosted the pre-launch of the Modular Construction Code, developed by the Modular Construction Codes Board (MCCB) in collaboration with Monash University and jointly funded by the Victorian Government and private industry. The code is a world first which more

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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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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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Developers Take Timber Buildings to New Heights

Timber is making a major comeback with developers and builders embracing the centuries old building material. In a recent post the convenience of timber construction was discussed citing a Campbelltown site where 4 apartment towers are being built with almost

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New Campaign to Make NSW The Safest State

NSW may become the safest state with the launch of a new $3.2 million safety campaign. The “Safety starts with you” campaign was developed as a way to address the concerning number of workplace injuries and illnesses in the state.

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Man Crushed by Metal Beam on Barangaroo Site

A central Sydney construction worker recently died after being struck by a steel beam on Wednesday afternoon. The worker, a man in his 30s was working near Sydney’s Darling Harbour at Barangaroo at the time of the incident. Police say

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