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Hundreds of Workers Have Illegally Obtained Construction Induction Cards

Police are concerned that hundreds of people could be working illegally on building sites, after it was discovered that a Sydney man was paid to sit for tests for certificates to fraudulently obtain construction induction cards for workers with limited

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Sydney Man Charged Over Fraudulent White Cards

The New South Wales Police and Australian Federal Police through a joint operation have identified and charged a 37 year old Sydney man for fraudulently issuing white cards. The man was allegedly charging clients $150 to complete the online examinations

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Here’s how to Test Your Safety Switches

Want to learn the correct and safe way to test your safety switches? Then watch this video made by WorkSafe as part of an electrical safety campaign,  

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Workplace Culture more Important to Employees than Money

According to a study conducted by career site Glassdoor, workplace culture and values are the most important things in the workplace influencing worker happiness, not money as you would think. While employers were more satisfied with a higher salary, factors

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Employers Urged to Protect Young Workers

WorkSafe Queensland has urged employers to protect young workers who are new to the job. This is a particularly important consideration for employers in high risk industries, of which construction is one. WorkSafe reminds employers to manage risks associated with

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3 Tower Complex for Old ABC Toowong Site

Three residential buildings in the shape of champagne flutes will radically transform the old ABC Toowong site and Brisbane’s skyline. Construction on the towers is expected to begin at the end of the year. The development is expected to cost

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Which Jobs Make You Drink?

According to data from the US Government miners and construction workers are more likely than people in other jobs to drink and take drugs. The survey undertaken recently showed that construction workers in The US showed abnormally high levels of

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White Card Update: Easiest Way of Getting your Construction Induction Card for Work Across Borders

Workers and employers in the construction industry in both NSW and Victoria are ecstatic about a new program designed to rid them of any issues with red tape that exists for those that operate across borders and into various states.

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Be Prepared for Environmental Hazards

An example of mould on a wall Source: http://www.pressdispensary.co.uk/releases/c992542/Toxic-Mould-and-Construction-Defects-Harming-Public-Health.html When working on a building site, especially a renovation site the chance of being affected by environmental hazards is great. The most commonly occurring environmental hazards are mould, asbestos and lead.

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Article Posts for Week Ending December 21,2012

Here is a list of the articles posted on our blog this last week: White Card Update: Another Building Site Shut Down by WorkSafe ACT Construction Hazards: Danger of Unqualified Workers Handling Asbestos

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