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WorkSafe Urges Caution Following Falling Object Incidents

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all employers about the importance of addressing the risks of falling objects on construction sites following an incident in Melbourne’s CBD recently. A large metal prop fell from the 56th level of the building site and

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Hungover Worker Rescued After Becoming Trapped on a Construction Site

A night of excess has landed one construction worker in a very tight spot. The man fell into a crevasse between 2 buildings on a construction site in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The 41 year old intoxicated man was discovered by

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Funding for Investigation into High Construction Suicide Rate in NZ.

The New Zealand construction industry is facing a similar mental health crisis as Australia, looking to the Mates in Construction programme as inspiration for its own plan to tackle the issue. With Mates in Construction proving successful here in Australia,

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21 Year Old Worker Dies After Falling from Ladder

It’s tragic that ladder falls are still such a common occurrence and so commonly end in death, despite falls being preventable. One tragic incident happened late last year when a 21 year old labourer died after falling from a ladder

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Coroner Hands Down Findings on Ben Catanzariti Workplace Death

The coroner has handed down his findings on the workplace death of Ben Catanzariti in 2012. The accident took place 6 years ago on an ACT construction site. Recently findings in the long awaited inquest were handed down in the

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Worker Impaled on Steel Reinforcing Bar on Construction Site

A horrific construction accident has taken place at a Gosford construction site, highlighting the risks of slips, trips and falls on construction sites. A man was impaled by a steel reinforcing bar after falling from one floor to another at

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How Toxic Work Stress Can Affect Your Health

Everyone experiences some form of stress at some time in their lives but toxic stress left unchecked can have devastating effects on our mental and physical health. Experts have warned about the danger of toxic stress. Safe Work Australia said

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These Careers Must Undergo CPR Training

A recent post highlighted the value of CPR training and that it can boost your ’employable skills’. CPR training can make a person more attractive to employers, which is valuable in are world where qualified candidates for every job abound.

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Keeping Workers Safe when Working in Confined Spaces

SafeWork NSW highlighted on its website the risks of working in confined spaces and for employers, the aspects to consider in keeping workers safe. Examples of confined spaces are pipes, chimneys, sewers, shafts, wells, pressure vessels, trenches, tunnels, pits, tanks

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Civil Construction Firm Charged over Worker Trench Deaths

While charges, fines and prosecutions aren’t the most serious consequences of workplace incidents such as trench collapses, (the human cost is much higher) they hopefully do serve as a deterrent for others to avoid similar mistakes that can have such

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