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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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Study Finds One-third of Australians Get Sick from Everyday Chemicals

A recent study out of The University of Melbourne, found that one third of Australians are getting sick from exposure to everyday chemicals. The study was conducted by Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering and Chair of Sustainable Cities at

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Organising a Safe Work Environment

Organising a safe work environment is crucial to not only keeping workers safe and healthy, but ensuring your workplace stays efficient and productive. Every work site has its hazards and risks and every job has its own exposure to hazards

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Safety Lapses That Led to Workplace Injury Results in Fines for WA Company and Director

A company and director from WA have been fined $327,500 over an incident that happened 2 years ago in Esperance which resulted in the serious injury of a 17 year old worker. The firm was fined $225,000 for failure to

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Man Injured in Scaffolding Fall on Melbourne Site

An incident that occurred in Victoria recently is a reminder to us about work from height safety and the importance of fall protection. A worker has been injured on a construction site in Melbourne after falling more than 4 metres

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Worker Injured on Cronulla Construction Site

An accident on a construction site in Sydney’s south left a worker trapped in a 15 metre pit after a load of construction material was dropped on him. The incident occurred at a building site on Gerrale street in Cronulla

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Man Hit in The Head by Steel Covering

A workplace accident has occurred at a construction site in Springfield Lakes on Grande Avenue causing one man to be airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries. The man was hit by a steel cover at the work site last

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Demolition Company Fined Over Workplace Injury

A demolition firm was recently issued a $45,000 fine after an incident occurred which resulted in one worker’s leg being crushed and subsequently amputated. The Melbourne company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment, following an incident

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Man Wins $930,000 for Workplace Injury

Principal contractors and construction firms in general need to be aware of a case that took place in The Act recently during which an injured worker was awarded a substantial pay out after hs employer was found negligent. The man,

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