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A WA Mining Company Was Fined for Workplace Safety Breach

A WA Mining firm received a $40,000 fine for an incident in December 2014 which left 3 workers trapped in a control room after a tank rupture caused an acid spill. The workers managed to escape without injury but the

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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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Construction Sites At Risk Across Australia

A company has been fined $425,000 and one of its directors slapped with a $85,000 fine over a fall incident on a construction site in NSW. The fines were the highest handed down in the state, setting an example to other

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Is Your Workplace Mentally Healthy?

It may come as a surprise to you but suicide is more of a risk to workers in the construction industry than workplace hazards. HeadsUp are an organisation fighting this growing social concern, are have identified some key indicators of

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WorkSafe Shows us the importance of Evaluating Site Safety

Is safety something prioritised on your work site or is it something viewed as an unnecessary burden? This video from WorkSafe aims to help us re-evaluate whether safety controls on our sites are sufficient. Watch it for yourself below.  

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Summer Arrived Earlier Than Expected

It seems summer has arrived earlier than expected with the Bureau of Meteorology revealing that October beat all heat records for any month of any year and temperatures aren’t expected to cool anytime soon. Most of Australia is experiencing extremely

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Safe Work Australia Addresses Musculoskeletal Disorders

A new approach to managing musculoskeletal disorders may be necessary according to a new video by Safe Work Australia. In this approach taking into consideration the physical hazards and psychosocial hazards that can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders is called for. Watch

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Safe Vehicles Crucial to all Industries

No matter the industry, safe vehicles make for better business. Safe vehicles aren’t just a matter of compliance, but safety and productivity. Watch the video to find out more.  

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Multiple Robberies at Melbourne Construction Site

Burglurs have been targeting a Melbourne construction site between September and October and have since made off with at least $40,000 worth of stolen goods. Tools and electrical cable were among the items stolen from the Doncaster site. Police are

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Tackling Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace

Mental health issues among construction workers often goes unaddressed and in many cases this leads to devasting consequences like suicide. Dealing with mental health issues in the workplace can be a real challenge for organisations but providing support for workers

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