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Mid-level Falling Objects Still a Safety Concern

The latest construction safety focus video from WorkSafe Victoria highlights an often unaddressed issue on construction sites, mid-rise falling objects. Regardless of the height an object falls from, it can inflict serious injury. In this video we see an example

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Managing Risks in the Workplace

A recent article I read highlighted the importance of Risk Assessment in the practice of good health and safety. In order for your risk assessment management to be effective, you need to identify areas where workers are at risk and

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Common Accidents in the Workplace

You may or may not be surprised to learn that the most common cause of injury in United State’s worksites is actually fights at work. Workplace tension should be addressed before it gets out of control and ends in a

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Workers at Perth New Childrens Hospital Concerned About Asbestos Exposure

If you or someone you know has worked on Perth’s new children’s hospital you may want to monitor your health in light of an asbestos discovery at the site. Around 450 workers at the site recently signed an asbestos register

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Brittle and Fragile Roof Materials a Cause for Concern

Are you sure that your company is operating in accordance with relevant regulations and codes of practice when it comes to work on or near brittle or fragile roofing materials? Employers were recently reminded by WorkSafe WA to consider the

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Man Shot by Nail Gun on Construction Site

A man on a St Lucia construction site is in a serious condition in hospital after accidentally being shot in the heart with a nail gun. The man in his forties had to be rushed to hospital to undergo surgery

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Warning: Be On The Lookout for Snakes

Workers in the construction industry should be on the lookout for snakes especially during Spring, which is the season when snakes are most active. In fact according to statistics, October is the time when the most snake bites are recorded.

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Top 10 Tallest Bridges in the World

This video shows us the top 10 tallest bridges in the world. The world’s tallest bridge was especially challenging to build, with workers having to overcome numerous unique hazards including landslides but the outcome was worth it. See for yourself.

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Construction’s Largest Trucks on Display

Construction vehicles have become irreplaceable on most construction sites, minimising work time and saving money. While these vehicles are invaluable to construction work, due to their enormous size and power, they can cause serious injuries and perhaps even death if they

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92 Australian Workers Killed This Year

So far this year there have been 92 fatalities on Australian worksites, of these fatalities, 10 were from the construction industry. Safe Work Australia revealed that as at 31 July 2015, the Transport, postal & warehousing industry had recorded 29 fatalities

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