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Tougher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences in WA

Western Australia recently implemented tougher penalties for workplace safety offences, which are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act. The laws introduced increase the maximum imprisonment term from 2 to 5 years and fines for body corporate

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New Toolkit Launched to Improve Health and Safety in NSW

The free Easy to Do Work Health and Safety toolkit has been launched to improve workplace health and safety in NSW. The self-assessment toolkit was released during national Safe Work Month. An independent study in 2017 found that over 40

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97 Workplace Deaths in 2018

According to the latest Safe Work Australia figures, 97 Australians were killed at work in 2018. The figures are based upon media reports and are a preliminary estimate of workplace fatalities across Australia. The top three industries with the most

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Video Launched to Promote Truck Safety

A new safety video has been launched, that was developed by Melbourne creative agency Hard Edge, supported by Swinburne University, the Australian Trucking Association, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, National Road Safety Partnership Program, Transport Accident Commission and Mr Smith Projects

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Ensure You Find Cables before Excavation, Workers Warned

Anyone involved with renovating or excavating is being reminded by Essential Energy to check for underground utilities beforehand. Christine Withycombe,  Head of Health, Safety and Environment reminded workers that they are legally obligated to contact  Dial Before You Dig in

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Health Minister Supports Review on Silicosis

During the recent COAG meeting, Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed that the federal government would be supporting further steps for a national registry on silicosis. Reports say the government plans to get Safe Work Australia and medical experts to commence

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Staying Healthy in The Building Industry

A recent event “Staying Healthy in the Construction Industry” focused on improving the mental health of workers in the industry. The event featured speakers from Housing Industry Association, speaking about workplace health and safety as well as offering fitness and

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Why Construction Workers are at A Higher Risk of Traumatic Spinal Injury

Workers in the construction industry, together with those in the transport industries, have been identified as being at a higher risk of traumatic spinal injuries. A team of researchers from The University of NSW Sydney and the University of Sydney

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Construction Workers Discover 5000 Year old Community

It seems construction workers in Korca in southeastern Albania have discovered a 5000 year old community with about 1000 layered graves. Workers were undergoing excavation at the site in an area that makes up a rich agricultural basin. They were

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Tips to Protecting Your Vision On-site

While wearing protective eyewear is something we’re advised to do when conducting certain tasks on the construction site, it is something that is often seen as a discomfort if not a hassle, but once you’ve witnessed eye trauma you’d recognise

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