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Commit to Safety – Safe Work Australia Urges

October is National Safe Work Month and Safe Work Australia is encouraging all employers and workers to commit to working towards a safe and healthy workplace. The theme of this year’s National Safe Work Month is Sharing safety knowledge and

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National Asbestos Training for Apprentices

The CFMEU has called for mandatory national training on asbestos safety for apprentices and tradies, similarly to the mandatory White Card training that all construction workers must undergo. A Curtin University study revealed that three out of four tradespeople could

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Perth Roofing Company Fined After Worker Fell Through Skylight

A Perth based roofing company has been issued a $70,000 fine after a labourer was seriously injured when he plummeted through a skylight in a September 2015 incident. According to reports, the 2 roof plumbers were removing rusted metal roof

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Are You Working in One of Australia’s Most Dangerous Industries?

Annually thousands of workers are injured and hundreds are killed across Australia in work related incidents. Finder.com.au recently compiled a list of the most dangerous jobs in Australia based on government data. According to Safe Work Australia’s Work related Traumatic

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Builder Fined Over Apprentice Death

A building firm and its director, have been fined $88,000 following the 2013 death of a 21 year old apprentice at a Caulfield South site. The building company and director pleaded guilty to one charge each of failing to provide

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Man Collapses in Trench at Victorian Construction Site

A worker in Melbourne’s Southeast is in a critical condition after collapsing in a trench at a construction site on Friday. The incident happened at 11:30am on Friday and emergency services were called to the building site. The man’s condition

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Safe Work Australia Focus on National Workplace Safety During October

Safe Work Australia has designated the month of October as National Safe Work Month, a time to work towards a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the program, Safe Work has a campaign kit available on its website

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Charity Lunch Planned to Raise Funds for Worker Mental Health

Over the course of the month of August, also known as Tradie Health Month, there is a strong focus on not just tradies’ physically health and wellbeing, but mental health as well. MATES in Construction has announced a Charity Lunch

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Fall from Ladder Results in Serious Injury for Queensland Man

A man in his seventies was recently injured after falling from a ladder in south east Queensland. It is believed the man broke his leg after falling 4 metres from a ladder. Paramedics treated him on the scene and then

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Safe Work Australia Highlights Tradie Health in August

Safe Work Australia has designated August as Tradies’ National Health Month, and this means the focus will be on the health and wellbeing of tradespeople. Tradies have been encouraged to make their health and that of their co-workers a priority.

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