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Sunshine Coast Employers Urged to Prioritise Safety

Employers on the Sunshine Coast are being urged by WorkCover Queensland to do more to protect employees against injuries. In July, a compliance audit found that 22% of 188 employers visited had been operating without the necessary workers’ compensation insurance.

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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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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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Safety Blitz Targets Mobile Plant on Building Sites

WorkSafe is targeting poor safety around mobile plant following a decade of incidents, injuries and fatalities involving machinery such as cranes, elevated work platforms, front end loaders, forklifts, skid steer loaders, concrete trucks and other powered mobile plant. In the

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Weekend Workplace Incidents

Two men were killed in workplace incidents over one weekend and another suffered critical head injuries. Three separate incidents on one weekend highlighted the need to pay more attention to safety. One man died on Saturday when a quad bike

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WorkSafe NZ- Make Safety a Priority

 WorkSafe New Zealand is urging all workers and businesses to begin the year with safety as a priority. If you find workers have returned after the holidays with a relaxed attitude towards safety, perhaps a refresher in health and safety

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Man Hospitalised After Welding Accident

Another workplace has taken place, this time sending one man to hospital after he sustained burned due to a welding incident. The incident took place last Thursday in southwestern Victoria at a property on the Warrnambool-Penshurst Road. Paramedics were called

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Workers Crushed by Concrete Slab

There have been 119 fatalities from workplace incidents this year, and one of the worst resulted in the death of 2 workers at a racecourse worksite at Eagle Farm. Two men were fatally wounded when a concrete slab collapsed on

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Addressing The Most Common Workplace Accidents

The construction industry in The United States holds alot of similarities to work here in Australia, which is why I found it interesting that their 10 most common construction hazards are so alike ours but also different in many ways.

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Victoria’s First High Rise School Construction

The Victorian State Government announced the first high rise school to be built in South Melbourne, to accommodate 525 students. The five storey high school will be designed by architecture practice Hayball to form part of the Montague precinct in

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