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Review Recommends Industrial Manslaughter Introduction

Former Safe Work Australia executive director Marie Boland, recently made 34 recommendations including a call for an industrial manslaughter offence to be implemented nationwide. Industrial manslaughter laws are currenly in effect in the ACT and Queensland. Labour has pledged to

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Government to provide Mental Health Skills Training for Workers in Regional NSW

The NSW Government is providing mental health skills training for workers in regional NSW. The state government in partnership with the Black Dog Institute are providing the training to regionally based workers. According to Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean, training

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Fatal Bordertown Quarry Accident

Another fatal workplace accident has occured. A man recently lost his life after falling into machinery at a quarry in the South East. The 43 year old man from Murray Mallee fell into machinery and although emergency services were called

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Watch a Building Go From Foundation Phase to Completion

A construction time-lapse camera captured this massive complex being built, compacting months of construction in a minutes. Let’s see how it takes shape.

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Sydney Worker Dies after Scaffolding Collapse

A fatal incident has taken place at a construction site in Sydney where a scaffolding collapsed claiming the life of an 18 year old apprentice. Another worker was critically injured in the collapse. The teenage formworker Christopher Cassaniti was pronounced

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WorkSafe Clamps Down on Falling Objects on Construction Sites

In the past 5 years, 5 people have been killed by falling objects at Victorian building sites and 721 people have been injured. To respond to this high rate of incidents, WorkSafe inspectors have been visiting construction sites across the

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The Benefits of Micro-breaks to Ease The Body and Reboot The Brain

Taking breaks on the job is not just good for your body and mind but can also make you more productive. A recent study has proven that micro-breaks are a huge benefit to the body and also reboot the brain.

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Construction Companies May Be Hit with Penalties Related to Workers Roof Fall

Two construction firms may face penalties of up to $1.5 million each if found guilty of charges relating to a workplace incident which involved a worker falling 3 metres from a roof. The 2017 incident occurred when a 31 year

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Airborne Fungi Pose Health Risk to Construction Workers at WestConnex

Construction workers working in the M4 East tunnels in Sydney’s inner west were exposed to extremely high concentrations of airborne fungi. It posed a potentially “high risk to all persons”. Recently 500 construction workers walked off the site after the

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Safety Campaign Launched to Teach Tradies About Working Around Electrical Networks

Western Power has launched a safety campaign to educate tradespeople and businesses about working safely around the electrical grid. The safety campaign – GamePlan is a suite of tailored safety videos, designed to educate and support tradespeople preparing and working

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