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Construction Company Fined over WHS Failure

The consequences of failing to provide workers with a safe work environment have been highlighted by a ruling handed down to a construction company by the courts recently. The company received a $55,000 fine after a worker was killed on

Posted in General Construction, White Card

Being Safe while working with Hazardous Chemicals on Building Sites

Working safely on a construction site involves more than just providing workers with training and setting them to work. For employers it also involves identifying all hazards that will arise during the course of the project and dealing with these

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Crane Driver Death results in Manslaughter Charges for Employer

A UK based crane company has received a corporate manslaughter conviction over the death of a crane driver in the area of Lancashire. The company responsible, Baldwins Crane Hire Limited was charged with corporate manslaughter after a worker, Lindsay Easton

Posted in White Card, White Card Construction Site Safety Articles

Boy Falls into Construction Pit and Dies

One of the dangers of working on a construction site is presented by pits and excavations which present a risk not only to construction workers on site but members of the public and visitors to the site. Construction sites unfortunately

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Economists Say Residential Construction gives Oz Economy Much-Needed Support

Due to a boom in the housing construction sector, the nation’s economy has experienced a much welcomed boost. Apparently the total construction work done in the first 3 months of the year has surged which has had a noticeable positive

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White Card Victoria: Electrical Trade Union threatens Industrial Action

While the CFMEU has been the union dominating the news these days, the Electrical trade union has also just made the news after threating industrial action in Victoria. According to reports talks between employers and the Electrical Trade Union is

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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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