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Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close. The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities.

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Government to provide Mental Health Skills Training for Workers in Regional NSW

The NSW Government is providing mental health skills training for workers in regional NSW. The state government in partnership with the Black Dog Institute are providing the training to regionally based workers. According to Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean, training

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Workers Leg Crushed by Saw Blade in Workplace Accident

Freak accidents are common occurrences on construction sites as a twenty-six year worker in New South Wales recently discovered. The man sustained serious crush injuries after a saw blade fell onto his leg at a Sydney worksite recently. It is

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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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Falls the Focus of Cross Border Construction Program in Mildura

The prevention of falls on construction sites was the recent focus of a joint program by SafeWork NSW and WorkSafe Victoria in Mildura in June. The Cross Border Construction Program involved inspectors jointly visiting local building sites on both sides

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Worker Health and Safety a Priority, ACT Government Says

The ACT government is reminding everyone that there is no deadline or target more important than getting workers home safely at the end of each day- a message that the construction industry in particular should take to heart. Minister for

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Safety Should be The Main Priority in 2018

With the 2018 work year in full swing, ACT businesses are being reminded to make safety their top priority. Work Safety Commissioner Greg Jones says there are often factors in a new year that can increase risks on work sites,

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Safety Alert Issued – Trench Support Systems

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released a safety alert highlighting the risk of trench collapse when a shoring box or trench support system doesn’t extend the full depth of the trench. The warning comes after an incident last month involving

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Wheelchair Bound Teenager Run Over by Construction Truck

A teenager in a wheelchair has died after being run over by a construction truck on Sydney’s north shore. Community members are demanding reassurance of their safety on the roads following the death of a wheelchair bound teen in Hornsby.

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Work From Heights Safety Blitz Commences

The work from heights safety blitz currently underway in NSW will target employers, particularly construction employers who put workers at risk. Employers must ensure they take the necessary precautions to protect workers from fall risks as inspectors will be visiting

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