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Benefits of Fall Protection Equipment: Anchor Points and Horizontal Lifelines

When it comes to fall prevention and fall protection, anchor points and horizontal lifelines are 2 very effective ways of protecting workers from the impact of falls, if correctly used. However as a recent blog on SimplifiedSafety.com highlighted, both these

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Building Inspectors Abused by Union Officials at Construction Sites

The on-going inquiry into trade unions has heard that building inspectors were “abused, photographed and their personal details read out” by union officials in confrontations at construction sites. During the clashes which were described as aggressive, the inquiry heard that

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2 Construction Workers Killed on Site

A horrific mishap has claimed the lives of 2 construction workers on a site in Georgetown Idaho recently. The terrible accident which took place on Thursday can only be described as a tragedy as the 2 men suffered one unfortunate

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Napthine Government Takes Credit for Vic Construction Boom

Construction in Victoria, like the rest of Oz is picking up nicely and this construction growth is expected to continue over the next few years. Victoria’s Planning Minister, Matthew Guy recently stated that the building boom should continue for some

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Makita DHS 710 Dual18V / 36V Cordless Power Saw – VIDEO Review

James Mason from OurBuild reviews this cool power saw with no lead, and shows great footage of it ripping through some decent sized laminated beams comfortably. Battery seemed to last nicely through a full days solid work!

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White Card Update: Importance of Suicide Awareness as Public Health Issue

If one good thing has come out of the tragic death of comedic legend Robin Williams it is the awareness that is being raised around the topic of suicide and suicide prevention. Unfortunately it has also highlighted how little most

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Attention Employers: Are you Exposing your Workers to Asbestos?

A Newburn based firm has learnt the hard way that failing to identify the hazard of asbestos to its employees carries severe consequences. The company in Western Australia was handed a $5500 fine and ordered to pay costs after it

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South Australian Businesses Reminded to Heed Safety Warning

SafeWork South Australia and its Executive Director, Bryan Russell are reminding all businesses and employees of the need to fulfil their workplace health and safety duties. According to Russell the 3 prosecutions handed down by the Industrial Court last week

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Company Officer Fined under WHS Act 2011

In the very first case of its kind an ACT based company officer has been personally charged under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (ACT)(WHS Act). It is the first prosecution of its kind and serves as a harsh

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Construction the Fifth most Dangerous Industry in Australia!

While we have always been aware that construction is a high risk industry, responsible for hundreds of injuries in Oz every year, it has now been made official by Safe Work Australia. The construction industry is officially the fifth most

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