White Card Update: Protecting Workers from Pests

Recently Workplace Health and Safety Queensland called upon workplaces in the state to address the problem of mosquitoes breeding to protect workers from mosquito bites. The work safety authority has reminded employers that mosquitoes lay eggs in containers that hold

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White Card Update: No Workplace Deaths for Construction Industry this Year

As at 26 January 2014, 22 Australian workers have died at work, none of these fatalities however have come from the construction industry. According to Safe Work Australia, responsible for recording work fatality and injury, updating statistics and preparing reports,

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White Card News: Worker Fall from Scaffolding results in Fatality

We’ve had a tragic start to the New Year after a worker on a construction site in Sydney died after falling from a scaffold on a building site. The tragic incident took place at a site in Bangaroo, central Sydney

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Workplace Accident results in Fatality on Tasmanian Site

A worker has died on a copper mine on Tasmania’s west coast, the same mine where 2 men were killed last month. The man was a 53 year old loader operator who was contracted to work on the site. The

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WorkSafe Vic urges People to Work Smart in the heat

WorkSafe Victoria has urged people, particularly those who work outdoors, to be cautious over the next week due to the rising temperatures. Temperatures have been predicted to reach above 40 degrees Celsius over the next few days and WorkSafe Victoria

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White Card News: Workplace Injuries Cost Economy $30 billion a year

According to a new study, Aussie businesses and the economy are losing up to $30 billion every year due to workplace injuries. Now an Australian company, Konekt is urging employers to help get workers back on the job to help

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ACTU wants Tougher Workplace Safety Laws

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) sees the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program as an opportunity to ensure the safety of workers. According to ACTU better work safety laws are needed in order to decrease the number

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Return to Work Safely

The holidays are over and it’s almost time for most of us to get back to work which is why WorkSafe WA has issued a reminder to everyone returning to work to ensure safety when doing so after the long

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White Card Update: SA Unions concerned about Exploitation of Teenage Workers

We have in the past discussed the vulnerability of young workers in the construction industry and the importance that they are appropriately trained and supervised. Now the SA unions and parents of teenage workers are concerned about the exploitation of

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Importance of Safety near Power lines and Electricity

WorkCover NSW is once again reminding workers to be cautious when working with electricity and near power lines, an issue that is particularly relevant for those in the construction industry. The warning from WorkCover NSW came after a recent analysis

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