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When The Weather Requires You to Down Tools

An interesting post on Abc.net.au highlights the dilemma facing all  tradies working on construction sites outdoors, when are the weather conditions enough to down tools? As tradepeople interviewed point out, deciding when to stop work due to the weather can

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Stonemasons Suffering Because of lack of WHS Adherence

Stonemasons are suffering from silicosis and associated diseases because of a lack of adherence to workplace health and safety laws. Tradie Cameron Harper is one of those suffering from silicosis because he didn’t realise how serious the risks were of

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Thousands Of Construction Workers Required for $3.6b Project

A $3.6 billion project planned nearby The Sunshine Coast has promised to create more than 2000 jobs. The search for the 2000 workers has begun at the same time as the first day of construction on the Queen’s Wharf development

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Is Construction’s Culture Repelling Women

In a recent report it was revealed that the construction industry’s masculine culture and underlying sexual harassment is forcing women out of the industry, even if they love their work. The report found that the completion rate for females in

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The Health Benefits of Good Work Highlighted by Position Paper

A position paper  by The Royal Australasian College of Physicians released recently highlighted the benefits of good work on the health and wellbeing of people. Long term absence from work, work disability and unemployment can have a negative impact on

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Construction Jobs Boost

The construction industry is on a hiring spree due to the increased activity in the sector. The Australian Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index (PCI) rose 1.5 points to 54.3 in January, indicating that the industry is expanding

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Beware of Asbestos, Tradies Warned

Tradespeople in Victoria are being urged to educate themselves about asbestos, particularly how to identify it so as not to expose themselves and others to the deadly substance when engaging in renovation, demolition and maintenance work. The asbestos awareness campaign

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Female Body Found on Gold Coast Construction Site

The body of a woman has been discovered at a construction site on the Gold Coast. The finding was made by construction workers when they arrived to start work around 7:30am at a worksite at a Gold Coast surfers hostel.

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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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Not so Jolly? Here’s what to do.

The construction industry is one that can become stressful in the lead-up to Christmas as workers try to get projects completed before the new year. It’s a time often marred by stress, strains and injuries for a number of reasons.

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