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Live Electrical Work Prohibited in WA

Live electrical work is expected to be banned in WA. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the law would be implemented following the deaths of 3 workers due to live electrical work in the last 2 years. The first death occurred in 2013 and

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White Card Northern Territory News

In terms of dollar value, the construction activity going on in the Northern Territory is topping the list when compared with other states and territories in Australia. According to the Commonwealth Securities (ComSec) who published the result, Western Australia is

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Comcare releases Tool to Help Deal with Workplace Change

The mental health and wellbeing of people at work has become more of a talked about issue recently because many companies are only now realising the importance of overall wellbeing (mind and body) to improve productivity in the workplace and

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White Card Update: Hoist Accident threatens workers on Newcastle Building Site

Last Tuesday was a dramatic day for 3 building workers who managed to narrowly escape injury after a construction hoist broke free from a high rise construction site. The incident happened at the University of Newcastle around 1pm on Tuesday.

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Electrician dies on Vic site

Another fatality has occurred in Victoria, this time a 25 year old electrician has died while working on a house renovation in the town of Yallourn North in Gippsland. The young electrician’s death occurred just 7 hours after another accident

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Do you Work Alone, how safe are you?

Working in isolation or alone on a construction site can be twice as hazardous as work on an average site because most often the very same hazards exist that you would experience on a normal construction site but the risks

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Company Gets $40,000 Fine for Worker Fatality

A company has learnt the hard way about failing to ensure workers are provided with a safe work environment and safe system of work. An employee of the company was working as a traffic controller on a road construction site

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WorkSafe Reissues Warning about Fake High Risk Licenses

According to a report on SafetyCulture.com.au, WorkSafe WA has reissued a warning to workers about fake high risk work licenses in circulation in the state and NSW. High risk licenses are necessary for many dangerous trades such as crane operation

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Worker Fatally Wounded in Construction Site Accident

A construction worker on a site in Chicago’s Northwestern University Campus in Evanston has died following an accident which involved him being struck by a beam which fell from six stories up. The man was engaged in work on the

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Patients Escape Injury as Crane Crashes Into Hospital

Patients at a hospital in The UK narrowly escaped injury when a crane crashed through the wall of one of the hospital’s wards. For more than a week after the crane crash work on the site of the West Cumberland

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