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NSW Government Warns about Confined Space Safety

Confined spaces present risks to people who work in them such as poor ventilation, allowing hazardous atmospheres to quickly develop. The risks are usually heightened in smaller spaces which is why the NSW government is warning about the dangers of

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Dodgy Building Certifiers The Target of Latest NSW Crackdown

The NSW Government announced it would be cracking down on dodgy building certifiers after a crack was found in a precast concrete panel inside Sydney’s Opal Tower. The discovery resulted in an emergency evacuation due to fears that the building

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Man Hospitalised Following Ladder Fall

It’s concerning that ladder falls are still so common across all industries and particularly on home construction sites. The latest serious incident involved a man in Northern New South Wales who had to be airlifted to hospital after falling. The

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Company Fined over 2 Workers Deaths in 2018

Following the deaths of 2 workers in Ballarat last year, who died when a trench they were working in collapsed, the civil construction company involved has been charged. The company was charged for failing to maintain battering or benching of

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WorkSafe Urges Employers to Ensure Workers Protection in the Heat

WorkSafe Victoria reminded employers in the state’s north to take measures to protect workers in prolonged extreme heat. Summer isn’t over yet so its important our efforts to keep workers safe in the heat continue especially where workers have to

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The Careers That Require Mandatory CPR Training

You may be surprised to hear that certain jobs require mandatory CPR training. CPR or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation also known as First Aid training is important for workers in high risk industries for obvious reasons. Construction workers and electricians must

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Unions Call for Action following Site Concrete Fall

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is calling for urgent action following an incident where a concrete slab fell 17 metres at a Braddon construction site. While there were no injuries, the falling prefabricated panel crushed a parked

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Victorian Worker Dies following Roof Electrocution

We should never underestimate the danger that young workers face when entering the workforce and the need for proper training and supervision. In a recent accident a 19 year old man was killed while installing an air-conditioner at a house

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Construction Company Fined Following Trench Collapse Death

A trench collapse incident which resulted in 2 deaths in March last year has resulted in the civil construction company involved being charged. Two Ballarat workers were killed when the trench they were working in collapsed and the company was

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Independent Review of WorkSafe ACT and Work Safety Compliance and Enforcement Long Overdue – UnionsACT say

UnionsACT says the independent review of WorkSafe ACT and the ACT’s work safety compliance and enforcement policies are long overdue. The review is going to be led by Dr Claire Noone of Nous Group and according to the government there

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