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Importance of Investing in Workplace Heath and Safety

By now we all know that investing in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is crucial to keeping workers safe but it’s also important for other reasons. An article on BusinessInsider.com.au pointed out some of the other benefits of prioritising workplace

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The ACT New Health and Safety Legislation

The ACT government has introduced new work health and safety legislation in  the Legislative Assembly which will mean more worker training and consultation on major construction sites, when it comes into effect. The amendment will relate to major construction projects

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Man Airlifted After Being Crushed by a Clump of Soil

A worker was recently airlifted to Millmerran Hospital via RACQ LifeFlight helicopter, after sustaining crushing injuries to the pelvis. It is believed the man was crushed by a clump of soil at a building site east of Millmerran. The man,

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How We’re Contributing to Carbon Emissions

We were recently asked the question, how  much are we contributing to carbon emissions? Do we really know? We all think about the factories and airplanes and coal fired powered stations but have you ever considered your own personal carbon

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Queensland Industrial Relations Law Under Review

An independent reference group will be conducting a review of industrial relations law with the aim of making laws fairer, treasurer and industrial relations minister Curtis Pitt stated recently.  As one of the government’s main election commitments, restoring fairness to Queensland

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Video Highlights Importance of Creating a Safe Work Environment

WorkSafe Victoria’s latest safety campaign has been launched to encourage businesses and employees to work together to create a safe work environment. ‘How Safe is Your Workplace?’ is the campaign that will run for 4 weeks and appear on television,

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“More Vigilance needed in the Workplace” – ACTU

According to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) more vigilance is needed in the workplace if the high number of injuries and fatalities on worksites each year are to be combated. ACTU has said that with over half a

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Workplace Death Victim’s Father shares Tragic Story

The Queensland Government has released a safety video telling the heart-wrenching story of a 17 year old construction worker who died after being electrocuted on a Brisbane site. The video tells the tale of a heart-broken Brisbane man, Bill Martin

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Queensland Health and Safety Video Highlights Construction Industry Risk of Falls

A video by Queensland Health and Safety Authority attempts to highlight the risks involved with working from heights, particularly in the construction industry. The video tells the story of an experienced worker, Jed who was working in the construction industry

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Construction Safety Authorities Unite to Fight Safety Negligence on Sites

It was recently announced that WorkCoverNSW and WorkSafe Victoria have embarked on a collaborative safety project with local construction businesses in an attempt to raise awareness of the similarities and ease of working on either side of the state borderline.

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