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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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Three Codes of Practice that Affect Construction Work Updated by SafeWork NSW

If you’re in the construction industry, you should already be aware of updates to three codes of practice as of 1 April 2016. The codes of practice are approved under the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act). 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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Health and Wellness Should be A Priority for Tradies

The message from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is that health and wellness should be a priority for tradies. It is the message behind the Tradies National Health Month, running throughout August. Tradies are being reminded about the importance of protecting their

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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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Managing the risks associated with Unstable Ground

3 Workers were killed and another seriously injured while working on a construction site in Kuala Lampur due to unstable ground. The ground was unstable and caused an embankment to collapse. The workers were from Myanmar and Bangladesh and were

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