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White Card Update: Death on Coal Mine Construction Site

The Boggabri coal mine in New South Wales has become the site of yet another worker fatality to take place in the mining industry over the last couple of days. The previous incident took place in Queensland at the Grasstree

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White Card Update: Statistical Data shows Housing Construction Growth

According to the latest housing data points, the new home building industry is heading for a recovery from the recent slump over the last few years. In fact seasonally adjusted figures show the number of new dwelling construction starts rose

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Adherence to Sun Safety Showing Positive Results in South Australia

Construction workers spend an above average amount of time in the sun which means that they are often the victims of skin damage caused by the sun. Sun safety should play a vital part in workplace health and safety particularly

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Crane Accident under Investigation

A crane accident has rocked a construction site in Adelaide at the Royal Adelaide Hospital causing workers to be evacuated and work to grind to halt. Yet another incident involving cranes has taken place, this time during the lifting of

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Construction Education and Training

A question that health and safety training experts suggest employers ask is whether they educate their staff or simply provide training? At first glance they may seem like the same thing but in fact educating workers on safety and simply

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White Card Update: Addressing Bullying From Senior Staff

Employers should understand the importance of addressing bullying in the workplace but we need to recognise that bullying doesn’t always occur horizontally, between employees or colleagues, bullying can also occur from the top down. A recent case which took place

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White Card Update: Latest Fatalities Report Released

The latest Safe Work Australian Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report has been released for December 2013 and according to it, there were 24 work related notifiable fatalities reported during this time. Nineteen male workers as well as 1 female worker were

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How Training can Help Reduce Incidents on a Work Site

Exploring the Importance of White Card and other Safety Training in Construction The construction sector is one of the most high risk not just in Australia but globally and in most countries there is a mandatory safety course that construction

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White Card Update: Addressing the Main Causes of Accidents in the Construction Sector

One of the main purposes of the White Card course which is mandatory for all construction workers is to teach people entering the construction field about the common concerns and their duty of care when it comes to safety on

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White Card Update: Importance of Safety Plans and Training

Anyone involved in any type of construction including mining construction must undergo general construction safety training and when you review the figures over the last few years of the number of people who have been killed in the line of

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