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Explosion on Sydney Site Sparked by Construction Worker’s Mistake

The risks associated with power lines once again came under the spotlight as footage from a dashcam showed an explosion caused by a construction worker who inadvertently made contact with an overhead powerline. The man is seen passing a copper

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Beware Brittle/ Fragile Roofing

WorkSafe WA is urging all employers to consider the hazards of working on or near brittle or fragile roofing materials. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch recently urged all employers to ensure they are operating in accordance with relevant regulations and

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Material Handling Safety for Construction Advice

Materials handling is an important aspect of construction work which is why sling safety should be part of every site’s safety plan. Without slings materials handling and transport would be alot more difficult. however workers are often injured when loads

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Study Proves Long Hours Could be Bad for Your Health

The results of a recent study are especially important for those in the construction industry to consider because of the long hours we sometimes work. According to the study by researchers from University College London, working longer hours could affect

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Commonly Missed Hazards on Construction Sites

Construction sites are considered to be one of the most potentially hazardous working environments and excessive exposure to hazards places workers at risk of injury and possibly even death. It is for this reason that companies engaged in construction activities

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Exploring the Dangers of Hand and Arm Vibration Explored

One of the less known and less addressed hazards on a construction site is that stemming from the use of tools, equipment and machines that can cause injury from the vibration of the equipment. Employers have a responsibility to assess

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Worker Crushed by Wood on a Construction Site in Mount Isa

Last week was a bad one for construction safety with a number of workers suffering serious injuries due to workplace accidents. One of these accidents happened on a construction site at Mount Isa when a half tonne of wood fell

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Managing Risks associated with Falling Hazards

Workers on construction sites are placed at risk of sustaining a various number of injuries but the most common cause for concern is falls from heights. That is why this hazard is so commonly discussed when covering the topic of

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