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Fewer People Injured on Victorian Worksites

The news that fewer people are being injured on worksites in Victoria has been welcomed, following figures released by WorkSafe Victoria. The WorkSafe Victoria mid-year report reveals that the number of injury claims per million hours worked fell by 1.9

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Employers Urged to Protect Workers Against Noise

“Be proactive about noise control” is the message from WorkSafe New Zealand to workers and businesses. It’s crucial for businesses to identify noise hazards and address them by having a noise control system in place at work. WorkSafe New Zealand

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White Card Update: Protecting Workers from the Negative Side Effects of Workplace Injuries

A concreter who turned to heroine to manage back pain which began after he sustained a serious workplace injury has been rewarded $820,000 in damages. Other employers should learn from this incident about the importance of protecting workers from workplace

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White Card Update: Fatigue’s Contribution to Workplace Injuries

I recently came across an article on the risks associated with fatigue in the transport industry and it got me thinking about how prevalent this hazard was on construction sites and whether or not it was a contributor to workplace

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White Card Update: Huge Financial Cost of Workplace Injuries

We often discuss the huge loss of life that results every year because of workplace injuries across various industries but we seldom consider the financial losses that are incurred by the economy. Of course no amount of money can equate

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Efforts to Reduce Workplace Injuries in Tasmania Working

According to an article I recently read on Abc.net.au the new OH&S laws which came into effect at the beginning of this year have so far been quite effective especially in Tasmania. Tasmanian unions are of the impression that the

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WorkCover NSW issues First Aid Reminder

WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder for all businesses emphasizing the importance of the correct first aid procedures businesses need to implement in order to minimise workplace injuries. Because the construction industry has increased risks and hazards as compared to

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