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National Asbestos Awareness Week Observed

During Asbestos Awareness Week, 19-25 November the dangers related to asbestos were highlighted, particularly to young tradespeople and apprentices who may not be familiar with the risks or what to do if they suspect exposure. Minister for Industrial Relations Grace

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Revolutionary New Construction material made from Unlikely Waste

Researchers at a South African university have developed a way to make building materials using something we literally flush down the toilet every day. Urine is the key ingredient in the construction of eco-friendly building materials, human urine that is.

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Keeping Workers Safe This Summer – WorkSafe Safety Warning

The NT is one of the areas in Australia experiencing extremely hot temperatures prompting WorkSafe to issue a safety warning to businesses and workers to take precautions to avoid heat illnesses which can be deadly. Heat related illness can present

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NSW Construction Safety Blitz Yields Promising Results

The 12 month construction blitz conducted by SafeWork inspectors in NSW has been hailed as a success following 1258 notices being issued and 186 small businesses receiving rebates. The blitz was aimed at reducing work from heights. According to SafeWork

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Townsville Accident Claims Workers Life

Another fatal workplace accident has taken place, this time in Townsville, highlighting once again the risks associated with construction work. A man has been killed in Bohle. It is believed he was hit by a falling pipe being unloaded from

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Construction Safety Update for 2019

So far in January (January 24, 2019) according to Safe Work Australia, there have been 5 workplace fatalities in Australia. In 2018, there were 152 workers killed at work, an improvement from the previous year when 190 workers were killed

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Canberra Light Rail Workers Forced to Labour in Extreme Heat

Construction workers on Canberra’s light rail network recently had to work in near 40 degree heat, despite the construction union pushing for a deal for workers to stop working when temperatures reach 37 degrees. Workers had to endure 39 degrees

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Keep Workers Safe in the Heat – WorkSafe Urges

WorkSafe Victoria has urged employers in the north to ensure the protection of workers in the extreme heat. With temperatures often soaring above 40 degrees, employers were reminded to ensure work is managed safely and that workers are well hydrated.

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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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Blitz Focusing on Work From Heights Successful- SafeWork NSW

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction blitz focusing on reducing falls from heights has been successful and has improved work from height safety and compliance. During the course of the year inspectors visited 1000 sites around the state, following

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