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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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WorkCover Queensland Urges Workers to Put Safety First in Last Quarter of the Year

WorkCover Queensland recently issued a reminder to all employers to pay particular attention to safety during the lead-up to Christmas. This time of year is usually marked by an increased number of workplace injury claims, WorkCover Queensland Executive – Priority

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Importance of Controlling Fire Explosion Risks on Construction Sites

I came across an article on SafetyCulture.com.au recently which discussed the importance of implementing measures for controlling the risks of fire and explosion in workplace. The construction site is a particularly high risk work environment and the risks of fires

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Fall in Work Injury Rate Across The ACT

Safe Work Australia recently released it’s Comparative Performance Monitoring Report revealing that the incidence of serious workplace claims has dropped significantly and that the rate of compensation claims is also on the decline in The ACT. This should be good

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Brisbane New Home Building Still Surging

Brisbane’s record new home building is still surging according to an article on Domain.com.au. New residential construction is helping to revive the local economy, according to the latest figures from The Australian Bureau of Statistics. According to the ABS, 1033

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Boom in Construction Boosting Employment Rates

The unemployment rate fell to 5.9 per cent according to data released by the Bureau of Statistics recently. The employment figures for October released earlier this month show the unemployment rate in seasonally adjusted terms had declined from 6.2 per

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Determining the Root Cause of the Accidents

If you don’t understand the root cause of an accident or incident, how are you going to resolve the issue and ensure it doesnt happen again? The next time the consequences could be worse – cause a severe injury or

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Employment Minister Pushes for Return of Building Watchdog

The employment minister Michaelia Cash has called for the return of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Cash has seized on a federal court decision imposing further penalties on the CFMEU to advocate for the reintroduction of the construction industry watchdog. Cash

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Addressing Labour Shortages in Tasmania

The construction sector in Tasmania has welcomed the announcement from the state government of a new 2 week training course for people thinking about entering the trade. Builders recently expressed fears that there weren’t enough skilled labourers to fill positions,

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Competition Key to Driving Construction Productivity

To continue the economic growth that our country has enjoyed for over 2 decades, the government is encouraging competition, innovation and entrepreneurship to keep productivity at healthy levels in the construction industry. During the latest Construction Leaders Forum hosted by the

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