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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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Building Industry Suppliers Say Australian Construction Standards Should be Freely Available

Building industry suppliers have called for standards relating to the construction of buildings in Australia to be freely available, following an interim report of the Senate Economics Reference Committee into non-compliant building products. On the release of the findings, the

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Construction Workers Debilitating Injuries Result in $1.9m Compensation

A worker from Canberra who broke his back in a workplace incident in October 2012, has been awarded $1.9 million in compensation. Jayson Bush, fell 5 metres into a shaft during construction of the Nishi building, breaking his back, five

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Patients Evacuated after Wall Moves on Construction Site

An entire hospital in Melbourne’s north had to be evacuated after a wall adjoining a construction site moved. A major redevelopment is currently underway including the construction of new operating theatres, critical care unit, emergency departments and multi-deck car park.

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31 People Punished for Deadly Chinese Construction Collapse

China has ordered 31 people to placed under “coercive measures” for a construction collapse that took place in November 2016. 73 people died in the horrendous collapse in China’s Jiangxi Province. “Coercive measures” are a type of detention ranging from

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Company Fined for Trench Collapse That Injured Worker

A trench collapse which left one worker trapped and seriously injured, has resulted in a $75,000 fine for the earthmoving company involved. Workers were excavating a trench to lay sewer pipes with a second trench adjacent to the one being

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