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WorkSafe Vic and Safework NSW Cross Border Construction Target Falls

WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW have embarked on a cross border construction inspection program targeting the prevention of falls. Inspectors visited sites in Mildura between 18 June and 22 June, identifying breaches and discussing similarities and differences between the health

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SafeWork NSW warns Employers to Protect Workers from Heat Exposure

As temperatures soared in NSW, SafeWork warned all employers to ensure workers are kept safe. Companies need to take the necessary steps to protect workers from the risk of heat-related illness. SafeWork reminds us that heat can reduce a person’s

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Beware of Risk of Falls through Skylights – Alert Urges

SafeWork NSW has issued a safety alert to remind people of the risks of working on roofs with skylights or plastic roof sheeting. Last month a worker was killed and 2 others injured after falling through a skylight. According to

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Year Long Safety Blitz to Address Construction Safety

SafeWork NSW launched a year-long blitz targeting dodgy building sites, with inspectors focusing on work from heights. Businesses who don’t take the necessary precautions to protect workers from the risk of falls from heights should be ready. SafeWork NSW says

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Improvement Notices in Cross Border Construction

WorkSafe ACT inspectors together with inspectors from SafeWork NSW conducted a week long operation targeting commercial and residential construction sites on both sides of the border. The operation, run between 6-12 April focussed on height safety, electrical safety, correct paperwork

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SafeWork NSW Campaign to Make State the Safest

Workplace injuries and illnesses cost NSW $17.3billion or 3.7 per cent of gross state product in 2015/16, with 30,902 major workplace injuries and illnesses and 60 fatalities. The new $3.2 million Safe Work NSW campaign aims to change that and

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SafeWork NSW Waives 5 Day Asbestos Removal Work Notification Timeframe

SafeWork NSW recently waived the 5 day asbestos removal work notification timeframe to allow for the immediate clean-up of asbestos debris following bushfires. Usually the 5 day timeframe allows SafeWork to determine the adequacy of safety systems and site arrangements

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