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Videos Addressing Fall Management Released

A series of videos have been released to help address the problematic issue of fall management. The issue is problematic because it is the most common cause of injury on worksites and especially in the construction industry. Even falls from

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Safe Work Australia Releases Latest Workplace Fatality Figures

Safe Work Australia has released the latest workplace fatality figures and according to it, 83 Australian workers have been killed on the job since the start of the year. The industry with the highest number of fatalities is the Agriculture,

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Safety Blitz Targets Vehicle Load Cranes

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are involved in a safety blitz focused on vehicle loading cranes following a number of incidents in the state. Figures from the workplace health and safety regulator show that in the last decade 3 people

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Put Electrical Safety First – Queenslanders Urged

Ergon Energy in collaboration with Energex have launched a Queensland-wide electrical safety campaign to address the high number of dangerous incidents involving contacts with overhead, fallen and underground power-lines. The campaign called ‘Take Care, Stay Line Aware’ is aimed at

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Worker’s Fall from Ladder Leads to Hospitalisation

Following an incident on a worksite south-west of Gatton, a man has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter. The man fell off a ladder and bumped his head in the incident and was airlifted to Princess Alexandra

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Put Safety First, Sunshine Coast Companies Urged

Businesses on the Sunshine Coast have been urged to do more to protect employees against injuries, according to WorkCover Queensland who discovered in a compliance audit that 22% of the 188 employers visited, did not have the appropriate workers’ compensation

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Importance of Investing in Workplace Heath and Safety

By now we all know that investing in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is crucial to keeping workers safe but it’s also important for other reasons. An article on BusinessInsider.com.au pointed out some of the other benefits of prioritising workplace

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Does the Weather Stop You Doing Your Job

All outdoor workers are sometimes affected by the weather but when you work in construction, deciding when to down tools can become a more complicated issue. Just downing tools because its too hot or cold or rainy is not so

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Construction Jobs Boom Benefiting Tradies

The boom in the building and infrastructure construction sectors is benefiting tradies around the country with “extremely buoyant labour market conditions”. According to an article on Sourceable.net the number of full time and part-time workers employed throughout the building and

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Importance of Powerful Dust Management on Construction Sites

We are being reminded of the importance of powerful dust management on construction sites by the Cancer Council Australia. The Cancer Council Australia says more than 230 lung cancer cases in Australia annually are as a result of exposure to

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