Sleep Deprivation a Risk to Workplace Safety

Sleep deprivation and fatigue are issues which most people seldom consider with regards to workplace safety but the impact of these can be serious not only for workers themselves but employers as well. With daylight savings WorkSafe New Zealand took

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New Alliance to Tackle Workplace Mental Health

The WA government together with the University of Western Australia is helping workplaces promote and support workers’ mental health. The state government has given $500,000 to fund mental health programs in WA workplace, through the Mental Health Commission. The University

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Employers Urged to Protect Workers Against Noise

“Be proactive about noise control” is the message from WorkSafe New Zealand to workers and businesses. It’s crucial for businesses to identify noise hazards and address them by having a noise control system in place at work. WorkSafe New Zealand

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Victoria’s Record Low Injury Rate

WorkSafe Victoria has released figures which shows the number of workplace deaths and injuries in the state have dropped to an all time low. The efforts of employers, workers and WorkSafe inspectors has resulted in lower workplace injury and death

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Latest Safework Fatality Figures Released

Safe Work Australia released the latest Workplace fatality report and according to statistics, 120 Australian workers have been killed on the job since the start of 2017. The transport, postal & warehousing industry recorded the highest number of workplace fatalities

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Women Benefiting from construction boom

A recent post on highlighted how women should “cash in” on the booming construction industry in NSW. Women are being encouraged by the Vocational and Educational Training (VET) sector to take advantage of opportunities in construction, and not get

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Tradies and Apprentices Need Mandatory Asbestos Training – Union

The construction union has called for mandatory national training training on asbestos for apprentices and tradies following the release of a study that showed that most tradespeople cannot identify asbestos in the workplace. The study, conducted by Curtin University researchers

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Construction Wins $1.9m Payout for Injury

A worker from Canberra has won a $1.9 million payout after suffering a fall that caused him to break his back. The worker fell 5 metres into a shaft during the construction of the Nishi building. The court heard that

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Fire Erupts At Luxury Apartment Construction Site

Yet another building fire has erupted and this time at an apartment building under construction in Sydney’s south west. The building went up in flames overnight while it was unoccupied. Police are investigating whether the blaze was deliberately set with

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Nation’s Most Dangerous Jobs Revealed

The most dangerous jobs in Australia have been revealed, based on fatalities and injuries and once again the construction industry has made the top 5 list. Based on Safe Work Australia’s Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities and comparison website who

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