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Australian University Develops Building Material That Could Prevent Building Collapse during Earthquakes

A group of scientists at the Centre for Built Infrastructure Research at University of Technology Sydney, say they’ve found the solution to guarding buildings against earthquakes. The research was led by associate professor Behzad Fatahi and supported by Ruoshi Xu.

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New Toolkit Launched to Improve Health and Safety in NSW

The free Easy to Do Work Health and Safety toolkit has been launched to improve workplace health and safety in NSW. The self-assessment toolkit was released during national Safe Work Month. An independent study in 2017 found that over 40

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Standing Too Much on The Job Could Increase Your Heart Disease Risk

In the construction industry we have a tendency to stand for extended periods of time as we undertake certain tasks on the construction site and this could be damaging our health. A recent study reveals that this standing can actually

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Victorian Tradespeople Warned About Asbestos Risk

Following a campaign that included radio, print and online advertisements, Victoria’s tradespeople are being educated about the risks associated with asbestos. The campaign which began earlier this month aims to ensure tradespeople can clearly identify asbestos and avoid putting themselves

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Beware the Hazards in Roof Spaces

EnergySafe issued a reminder about the hazards of working in roof spaces. Whether you’re on the work site or at home doing D-I-Y improvements, it’s important to understand how to avoid the risks associated with roof spaces. Director of Energy

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Some residents Return Home After Crane Collapse at Wolli Creek

A crane collapse over the weekend at Wolli Creek left around 160 residents having to find alternate accommodation as authorities devised a strategy to have the crane safely moved. Residents in the surrounding buildings were allowed to return home once

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North Melbourne Site Scaffolding Collapse

A construction accident has taken place on a North Melbourne site, thankfully no injuries occurred. Scaffolding collapsed at a site where a building was being demolished at the corner of Flemington Road and Villiers Street. It is not yet known

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Residents Sleep with Gas Masks Amid Westconnex Construction Site Stench

Residents have been sleeping with gas masks on, due to toxic dumping fears linked to Westconnex construction works. The residents say they are fearful for their health in Sydney’s inner-west. Waste is buried in the old Alexandria Landfill in St

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Company Releases Device to Aid Construction Security

A site safety firm has recently launched a wireless monitoring device to combat construction site thefts. The company, partnering with Microsoft, Two Bulls and Thinxtra have developed a multi sensor wireless alarm system, powered by 4 AA batteries. Companies pay

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Essential Energy Reminds Customers to Prioritise Electrical Safety

Remember to be cautious around appliances this winter – is the message from Essential Energy to all its customers. Given that 40 per cent of all fire fatalities occur in winter, according to statistics from Fire and Rescue NSW, its

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