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Managing Silica on Construction Sites

Silicosis is a serious disease that is affecting an alarming number of tradies. If you haven’t taken precautions to ensure workers are protected from the hazards associated with construction dust, you need to watch this video.

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Search For Qualified Staff Delays ACT Construction Industry Changes

The ACT’s planning directorate says an overhaul of the state’s construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be finished until 2020. Planning Minister Mick Gentleman announced the suite of building reforms

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Man Killed in Perth Construction Accident

A construction worker has been killed in an accident on a site in Perth’s western suburbs. The man fell into a trench filled with water about 3 metres deep and became trapped. Co-workers attempted to rescue the man at the

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Construction Workers Discover 5000 Year old Community

It seems construction workers in Korca in southeastern Albania have discovered a 5000 year old community with about 1000 layered graves. Workers were undergoing excavation at the site in an area that makes up a rich agricultural basin. They were

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Sydney Construction Incident Leaves Man with Serious Injuries

A construction worker had to be rescued after falling from a ladder at a construction site in Sydney’s north. A dramatic rescue ensued as five NSW Ambulance units were called to the St Ives site to free the worker. The

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WorkSafe Victoria Video Sheds Light on Workplace Bullying

Worksites can be stressful places, but add to the regular workplace stress the pressure of being bullied and it can become unbearable. That is why it’s important to identify bullying as soon as it rears its head and address it.

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Cross Border Safety Program Focuses on Work From Height Safety

During the month of June, between the 18th and 22nd WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW embarked on a Cross-border Construction Program. The prevention of falls on construction sites was the focus of the joint visit with safety regulators visiting sites

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Perth Airport Tunnel Accident – Worker Fighting for His Life

A horrible accident has taken place inside Perth’s new airport rail tunnel, leaving a construction worker fighting for his life. A 35 year old construction worker suffered major facial injuries after a high pressure air pipe exploded and hit him

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Families Need Support After Workplace Deaths

A recent article on Canberratimes.com.au highlighted the importance of support for families following the loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident. Since 2008, 10 industrial fatalities have occurred in Canberra, one of them the death of Ben

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WorkSafe Vic and Safework NSW Cross Border Construction Target Falls

WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW have embarked on a cross border construction inspection program targeting the prevention of falls. Inspectors visited sites in Mildura between 18 June and 22 June, identifying breaches and discussing similarities and differences between the health

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