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US Construction Industry Ranks Highest for Drug Overdose Deaths

While the Australian construction industry battles it’s own depression and drug addiction issues, the US industry is fighting an even greater battle. Construction workers in the USA have the highest mortality rate out of 26 occupations, for heroin and methadone-related

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Victorian Construction Helps State Retain Economic Top Spot

The strong construction industry in Victoria has helped the state retain it’s top economic spot over NSW for the second quarter in a row. The state is also experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in a decade. Victoria has once again

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Construction Hotspot with the Most Cranes in Sydney

The northern suburbs of Sydney are the city’s residential construction hot-spot with a total of 121 cranes dotted around the area. Last month the number of cranes increased by 27. Matthew Harris, managing director of RLB NSW said the northern

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Health Minister Supports Review on Silicosis

During the recent COAG meeting, Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed that the federal government would be supporting further steps for a national registry on silicosis. Reports say the government plans to get Safe Work Australia and medical experts to commence

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Melbourne Construction Reaches Record Highs

Melbourne construction has reached record highs with $38 billion in building projects approved across the state of Victoria. According to the latest figures from the Victorian Building Authority, 114,800 building permits were issued across Victoria in the last financial year.

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Poster Campaign Targets Mental Health Issues On Site

Two organisations Target Tradies and Black Dog Institute have teamed up for a new campaign to deliver positive mental health messages to construction workers throughout Australia. The campaign is important given that workers in the construction industry are at a

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Incentives to Boost Apprenticeships in WA

There are incentives aimed at attracting young people to WA’s largest industry – construction. The Construction Training Fund (CTF) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1990 to support the training of people in the building and construction industry

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WorkSafe Vic Breaks Down Industry Injury Hotspots Job by Job

A useful WorkSafe resource helps you find out the most common injuries for your specific industry and job. The tool provides information on the most common injuries sustained from the most common hazards associated with various jobs. This is good

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Safe Work Australia Reminds us to Stay Safe on the Road

While Safe Work Australia’s Road Safety Week is over, the message it advocates is an important one that we need to be aware of all year round. Road Safety Week ran between 30 April to 6 May and Safe Work

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How Technology is Helping Worker Safety

As the pressure grows for construction workers to meet stricter and stricter deadlines in getting jobs done, workers are moving faster and sometimes this can compromise safety. The construction industry is turning to technology help. One such company Procore Technologies

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