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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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Flash Fire in Confined Space

Often whilst engaging in construction activities we are required to work near hazards or in a hazardous environment. In fact a construction site is one of the most hazardous places to work which is why workers must be trained on

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Avoid Becoming a Victim of “Caught between” Accidents

A construction worker on an American site in Connecticut was recently killed when he became trapped between a backhoe and trench box, crushing him. The man was involved in the replacement of a water line on site last Friday when

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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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