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WorkSafe Victoria Reminds Workplaces to Remember Safety at This Time of Year

Although this may be the “most wonderful time of the year”, for workers it can be a nightmare, especially if safety begins to take a back seat to festive cheer. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to both workers and

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ACT Construction Groups Call for End to Rogue Contractors

Construction industry groups including Master Builders Association’s ACT Branch have called for a complete overhaul of the ACT’s contractor licensing regime. Industry groups have blamed rogue tradies for Canberra’s building quality issues, saying unqualified and unlicensed contractors are undercutting legitimate

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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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WA Company’s Former Supervisor Fined $6000 over Workplace Injury

A former supervisor of a WA company was recently fined $6000 in Perth Magistrates Court following  an accident at a Keysbrook mine, 3 years prior. The worker was struck on the shoulder by a bucket of a mini excavator in

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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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97 Workplace Deaths in 2018

According to the latest Safe Work Australia figures, 97 Australians were killed at work in 2018. The figures are based upon media reports and are a preliminary estimate of workplace fatalities across Australia. The top three industries with the most

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Construction Firm Gets $400k Fine following Workplace Deaths

A Brisbane construction firm has been issued a $405,000 fine for the deaths of 2 workers who were crushed by a concrete slab in October 2016. The incident occurred at Eagle Farm Racecourse when 2 concrete slabs toppled over at

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October is National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month, a month to observe workplace health and safety – an initiative started by Safe Work Australia in 2008. It was originally planned to develop national policy and guidance for workplace health and safety and

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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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Key Report Released Showing Workplace Injuries, Diseases and Fatalities

Safe Work Australia has released the Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018 report, providing a summary of statistics on national work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The report was released by Safe Work’s Chain Diane-Smith-Gander recently using data from

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