WorkSafe Budget Cuts Blamed for High Fatality Rate in WA

Could the rise in work-related fatalities in WA be in part a result of reduced funding to  the activities of WorkSafe? Workplace related deaths in the state are at a 7 year high. The government is planning to cut $4.1

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Rise in Construction Activity in Australia and US

Building products supplier Boral has seen its profits soar due to the rise in construction activity in Australia and the USA. The company posted a strong 48 per cent rise in full-year profit to $257 million mostly due to the boost

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Senate Hears Asbestos Illegally Imported in Australia in Building Materials

A Senate Inquiry has heard that asbestos is being brought into Australia illegally in building products etc. The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) says this illegal practice of importing asbestos containing products into Australia is common and it isn’t just

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Why Snakes are More Dangerous Than Sharks

An article on BusinessInsider.com got me thinking about what a risk snakes can pose on construction sites, particularly remote sites where new buildings come up in the place of thick vegetation. The writer highlighted a very interest fact, while most

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Trench Work on Video

We commonly hear of workers being trapped or injured while engaging in trench work. The biggest risk involved in trench work is that of the trench collapsing. Before engaging in trench work these risks should be taken into account. Workers should

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Learn How to Choose a Welding Helmet

Protecting your face and eyes is of paramount importance when welding, which is why choosing the right helmet for the job is of such importance. With all the options on the market these days choosing the right helmet for you

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Queensland Job Hunters Follow Major Construction Projects South

The decline in Central Queensland’s major construction projects may have driven a number of workers from the region into the state’s booming south-east for work.   Apparently South-east Queensland accounts for most of the state’s construction work, and an upswing

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Are Hangovers Impacting Your Business

It is alarming to note that Australia fares the worst in the world when it comes to taking time off work due to sickness and a study by Flinders University found that more and more these sick days are as

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Ten Per Cent Yearly Increase in Residential Construction

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that the value of new residential construction work done across Australia has improved, having risen by 10.6 per cent. New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania residential work has significantly

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ACT Builders Get Good News

ACT Builders are pleased that land releases have been announced for the state, which is expected to drive up construction activity n the state. Despite the financial year starting off slowly in the state, new land releases are projected to

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