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Singaporean Workers Dies after Failing to Secure Harness

A construction worker in Singapore recently died after falling six floors at a construction site. It was discovered that the worker had not secured his safety harness to a life line. The state coroner found that the 51 year old

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Queensland Dozer Incident on New Year’s Eve

A 49 year old man has been killed in an incident at the Saraji open cut coal mine near Moranbah on New Year’s Eve. The incident is being investigated by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. The worker died when the dozer

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SafeWork Blitz Outcomes Acheived

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction industry blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights has achieved its intended outcome of improving working at heights safety and compliance. According to Tony Williams, SafeWork NSW Executive Director, inspectors visited 1000 sites

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How to Get a Construction Job in Australia

As the new year approaches you may be thinking it’s time to start looking for a new job, perhaps in the rewarding and challenging field of construction. You should know that while the construction industry is lucrative, before you can

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Victorian Construction Helps State Retain Economic Top Spot

The strong construction industry in Victoria has helped the state retain it’s top economic spot over NSW for the second quarter in a row. The state is also experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in a decade. Victoria has once again

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Man Struck by Falling Tree Branch on Work Site

A man in his 40s has been injured by a falling tree branch at a workplace in South East Queensland. The man was flown to hospital, after being struck by the branch, for treatment of chest and shoulder injuries. The

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New Research Finds FIFO Workers at Risk of Psychological Stress

A new report has found that fly-in,fly-out (FIFO) workers experience high levels of psychological distress compared to non-FIFO workers. FIFO workers experience higher levels of distress, 33 per cent whereas only 17 per cent of non-FIFO workers experience psychological distress.

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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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