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How Swinburne University Technology is Transforming Construction with 3D Concrete Printers

According to experts a huge disruption is coming to the construction industry in the form of the transformative technology of 3D printing. Pro­fessor Jay Sanjayan, Director of Swinburne’s Centre for Sustain­able Infrastructure and Profes­sor of Concrete Structures at Swinburne is

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Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018 Report Released

Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018 report has been released by Safe Work Australia, offering us a summary of national work related injuries, diseases and deaths. The report provides an understanding of the national work related injury/death statistics

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Killer Construction Site Fall Prompts Safety Warning

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a warning following a serious fall at a housing construction site at Rosebud recently, reminding the industry of the risks associated with working at heights. The man was conducting internal plastering work at a townhouse at

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How To Manage Falls on Worksites

Safe Work SA has released a series of videos to help manage the risk of falls from height including ladder safety. The four video series also includes a video on The hierarchy of risk controls, safe use of portable ladders

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Update on Workplace Fatality Figures

Since the start of this year, there have been 83 workplace fatalities across the country and across all sectors, according to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia. The construction industry has the third highest number of fatalities – 14,

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Queensland WHS Authority Targets Vehicle Loading Cranes

A safety blitz that will last 2 years has begun in Queensland following a number of incidents involving vehicle loading cranes. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently announced the blitz which would address the high number of incidents that occurred

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Queenslanders Reminded to Prioritise Electrical Safety

Following a number of incidents involving live power lines, including overhead, underground and fallen lines, Ergon Energy and Energex have launched an electrical safety campaign throughout Queensland. The aim of the campaign titled “Take Care, Stay Line Aware”, is to

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Construction Tradies Across all fields benefit from Booming Market

A recent article on Sourceable.net highlighted the benefits of the booming construction market for tradespeople across Australia. Tradies in the residential, commercial and civil construction sector are benefiting from the buoyant labour market conditions. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the

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Queensland Man’s Ladder Incident Lands Him in Hospital

A worker has been injured after falling from a ladder on a Queensland work site. The man was rushed to Princess Alexandra Hospital via RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter in a stable condition after hitting his head in a ladder fall

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NZ Health and Safety Complacency Rising

Health and safety compliance is on the decline in New Zealand, according to the regulator in charge of workplace safety. While the country has made strides in reducing the number of workplace deaths and injuries, there are fears that complacency

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