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1 in 5 Australian Men Exposed to Excess Noise Levels at Work

According to new research led by Curtin University, almost 1 in 5 Australian men are exposed to excessive noise levels at work (noise levels above the recommended occupation limit). Researchers surveyed almost 5000 Australian workers to determine how many were

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Construction Accident Leads to Amputation for One Worker

A 40 year old construction worker’s life will never be the same after a horrific workplace accident in Melbourne’s west recently resulted in amputation. The man had to have his foot amputated after being rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in

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45 Year Old Man Hospitalised After Falling Through Roof

Work from height continues to be a  major concern in the workplace despite the fact falls are avoidable if the proper precautions are taken. A recent incident involved a 45 year old man who was transported to hospital after falling

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Worker Killed while Working on Power-lines in Sydney

A man was killed while working on powerlines in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Paramedics were called to the scene where their attended to the man before transporting him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. He died the

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April 28 – World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Although World Day for Safety and Health at Work is over, the message that it carries is one that we need to remember every day of the year – planning for a safe and healthy workplace future. Sunday 28 April

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Being Tired at Work is As Bad as Being Drunk

According to a federal investigation into sleep health in the workplace, tired workers are as impaired as drunk drivers. In an environment as high risk as construction, the implications of this are particularly serious. A recent government inquiry found that

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Australia’s 5th Construction Death This Year Prompts Calls for Review

Another construction death has taken place, involving an apprentice at a Sydney construction site, prompting renewed calls for a review into construction scaffolding safety. The NSW workplace safety watchdog embarked on a year-long crackdown last year and visited over 1000

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Roadworkers in New Zealand Down Tools to Reflect on Health and Safety

New Zealand roadworkers have temporarily downed tools in an attempt to bring attention to health and safety after 4 workplace fatalities in February, the NZ Transport Agency said in a statement. The “Pause for Health and Safety Day” involved workers

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Melbourne Company Fined over Alleged Health And Safety Failures Leading to Death

A civil construction company has been charged over alleged failure to protect the health and safety of a worker who was crushed to death by a road roller in Mildura in October 2017. The 58 year old man was helping

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Gold Coast Tradesman Dies from Silicosis

A Gold Coast man who was diagnosed with silicosis, the devastating lung disease has died. The 36 tradesman Anthony White was diagnosed with silicosis, the disease that causes scarring of the lung tissue in November 2017. There are fears of

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