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Workplaces Warned About Danger of Confined Space Work

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is investigating an incident which led to the death of 2 workers inside a tank on a trailer recently. The 2 workers were cleaning residue inside the tank after unloading it earlier in the

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Light Rail Project Unsupported Trench A Concern Says WorkSafe

WorkSafe ACT has issued an improvement notice on the light rail project after a dangerous excavation was discovered by the CFMEU who collected safety documents regarding the incident. The safety breach comes just 3 months after another unsupported shallow trench

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$900 000 in Grants for Sun Safety Education

With Summer in full swing it’s important that we remember to be sun safe, not only when enjoying recreational time in the sun but when working outdoors, as construction workers do. The announcement that almost $900,000 in Healthway grants for

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Campaign Highlights Asbestos Risks to Tradesworkers

Victorian trades workers, particular those involved in construction, demolition, renovation and maintenance work on older buildings are the target of an asbestos awareness campaign by WorkSafe Victoria. The campaign which includes advertisements on radio, trade publications and online aims to

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More People Killed on Vic Worksites in 2017

WorkSafe Victoria is urging employers and employees to work together to improve safety following the revelation that 27 people were killed on worksites in the state in 2017. This was the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2009. WorkSafe’s Head

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Worker Killed by Bobcat in Bundaberg Accident

A fatal incident involving a bobcat has taken place at a property in Bundaberg, claiming the life of a man in his sixties. The man was found under the bucket of the bobcat he was using at his home, he

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New Zealand Work Safety Urges Workplaces to Make Fatigue Management a Priority

WorkSafe New Zealand has urged all businesses and workers to make fatigue management a priority because physical and mental alertness is crucial to safety. WorkSafe warns that fatigue is not just about being tired, it means being physically and/or mentally

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Addressing Bullying on Construction Sites

Although we think of bullying as an interpersonal issue, between one employee to another, studies have shown that there are broader environmental factors  at play. Poor organisation culture and a lack of proper leadership have been revealed as the main

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Construction Worker’s Miraculous Recovery after Being Impaled

Two metal rods impaled a construction worker at a building site in Mumbai when he slipped and fell while at work on the site. One of the rods pierced the mans liver while the other narrowly missed his heart. Emergency

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Report Shows Workers Still At Risk Due to Sun Exposure

The 2017 SHARC Report (Skin Health Australia Report Card) has been released and revealed that over 2 million outdoor workers in Australia aren’t being provided with the necessary sun protection by their employers. Almost half of all the respondents (45%)

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