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Western Sydney Workplace Accident- One Injured and One Killed

A man was killed and another injured after becoming trapped beneath landfill in a freak workplace accident. Co-workers reportedly dug through tonnes of debris with their bare hands in their efforts to free the 2 men. One man, in his

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Workers in Queensland Advised to Get Their Flu Shots

According to Queensland Health, 25 people have died in the state so far this year due to the flu. In light of this, people are being urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. This year alone there have been

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Worker Crushed under Dump Truck – Company Fined

Following an incident in June 2016 when a worker was crushed under a dump truck, an earthmoving company was fined $90,000. The man was crushed underneath the body of the dump truck while trying to repair it. The 26 year

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1 in 5 Australian Men Exposed to Excess Noise Levels at Work

According to new research led by Curtin University, almost 1 in 5 Australian men are exposed to excessive noise levels at work (noise levels above the recommended occupation limit). Researchers surveyed almost 5000 Australian workers to determine how many were

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April 28 – World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Although World Day for Safety and Health at Work is over, the message that it carries is one that we need to remember every day of the year – planning for a safe and healthy workplace future. Sunday 28 April

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Being Tired at Work is As Bad as Being Drunk

According to a federal investigation into sleep health in the workplace, tired workers are as impaired as drunk drivers. In an environment as high risk as construction, the implications of this are particularly serious. A recent government inquiry found that

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Australia’s 5th Construction Death This Year Prompts Calls for Review

Another construction death has taken place, involving an apprentice at a Sydney construction site, prompting renewed calls for a review into construction scaffolding safety. The NSW workplace safety watchdog embarked on a year-long crackdown last year and visited over 1000

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NSW Government Partnership Provides Help for Regional Workers with Mental Health Issues

The NSW Government in partnership with the Black Dog Institute has launched a program to offer mental health skills training to regionally based workers. Regional workers were identified as “at risk” when it comes to mental illness and high rates

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New Zealand’s High Construction Suicide Rate to be Investigated

Similarly to Australia, New Zealand’s construction industry is struggling with the issue of mental health problems and a high suicide rate. A study by the Building Research Association found that 6.9 per cent of overall suicides were in the construction

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Worker Trapped in Skid Steer Loader

An incident involving a skid steer loader has taken place at a worksite in Turner, the ACT. A man was injured in the incident after becoming trapped in the skid steer loader. Emergency services had to use hydraulic rescue tools

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