Rising Penalties Associated with Breach of Workplace Health and Safety

I recently read an interesting article about the rising penalties for breach of workplace health and safety which lead to injuries and fatalities which highlighted the issue from a legal point of view. The writer noted that prosecutors are increasing

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Seventy Six Australian Workers Killed in 2017

According to Safe Work Australia, 76 Australian workers were killed at work and the transport, postal and warehousing workplaces are leading in the number of fatalities, with agriculture and construction industries not far behind. The construction industry was in the

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The Most Dangerous Jobs in Australia Revealed

According to the latest data, employees in agriculture, forestry and fishing industries are working in the most dangerous workplaces in the country. Safe Work Australia statistics revealed that in 2015, the industry had the highest number of workplace fatalities –

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Homeowners to Sue Regulator

Homeowners who bought houses at a Melbourne north-east estate are suing the state building regulator over a number of faults on their homes. The builder responsible for the estate has since lost his licence but homeowners say the Victorian Building

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Apartment Building Engineering Rose in May

Construction sector activity has expanded at its fastest pace in more than 2 and a half years according to the Ai Group and Housing Industry Association in their Performance of Construction Index, this was mostly due to an upturn in

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Non-conforming building products Addressed

It’s become obvious that non-conforming building products are a major problem for the building industry and now the Queensland Government is taking action with the introduction of a bill that places conformance obligations on all supply chain participants, whereas in

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Worker Killed on Work Site

Another workplace fatality has taken place in Queensland, this time at a business at Cobalt Street in Carole Park. It is believed a worker became trapped between machinery and was crushed to death. Emergency personnel were called to the scene,

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Regulator Empowered to Act on Site Safety

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission will be empowered to cancel a licence or deny a licence to a licensee if they have caused death or serious injury to a person on a building site or if they have put

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Twenty Victorian Workers Injured Weekly in Falls

WorkSafe Victoria has urged people to be more aware about work from height safety following a fatal ladder fall at a Melbourne building site. A 53 year old recently lost his life after falling 4.3 metres from a ladder on

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Importance of Safety Netting on Construction Sites

Taking into consideration that falls from elevated heights are the leading cause of death on construction sites around the world, followed by being struck by falling objects, being proactive about fall safety is crucial. One of the ways those in

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