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Toolkit for Young First Time Employees

A large number of young people enter the workforce for the first time each year and 2019 is no different. Although we’re well into the new year, there may still be young workers who need support and advice facing workplace

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Beware Falling Objects on Work Sites

The risk of falling objects on construction sites is a serious one which all employers should be aware of and address in order to ensure the safety of workers and the general public. WorkSafe Victoria issued a warning recently about

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Worker Trapped in Skid Steer Loader

An incident involving a skid steer loader has taken place at a worksite in Turner, the ACT. A man was injured in the incident after becoming trapped in the skid steer loader. Emergency services had to use hydraulic rescue tools

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Worker Electrocuted on Sydney Factory Rooftop

A 24 year old man was electrocuted while working on a roof at a factory in Sydney’s south-west. The man was working alongside 4 other workers when the fatal incident occurred. Emergency crews were called to the factory at Moorebank

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SafeWork Warns About Assaults on Inspectors Following Spate of Incidents

SafeWork NSW recently issued a warning against assaults on safety inspectors, after a number of incidents allegedly involving the intimidation of inspectors simply doing their jobs. SafeWork regulator and Secretary of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, Martin Hoffman

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Employers Reminded to Properly Supervise Apprentices during Flood Recovery

A vulnerable group of workers who require extra attention, especially when dangerous activities are underway are apprentices which is why Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is reminding all employers about the importance of supervision of these vulnerable workers during flood

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Another Workplace incident involving a Bobcat

Another incident involving a bobcat has occurred, this time at a Sydney west work site. A man was seriously injured when his bobcat was crushed under a truck where it remained stuck for about 3 hours. The 28 year old

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Worker Electrocuted While Trimming Trees

Another electrocution incident has taken place, this time at a site in Melbourne’s south east. A man has died after being electrocuted by power-lines while trimming trees. According to reports the 26 year old man was killed when the cherry

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Workplace Fatality involving Bobcat in Queensland

A fatal workplace accident has taken place on a southern Queensland site involving a man who was crushed by a bobcat. According to reports, the man was injured when the digger fell on him at a property in Greenmount. The

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Canberra Light Rail Workers Forced to Work in Heat

A recent post on CanberraTimes.com.au highlighted that workers involved in Canberra’s light rail network construction had to work in near-40 degree heat recently and that the construction union is calling for laws that force workers to stop working when the

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