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White Card Update: Death on Coal Mine Construction Site

The Boggabri coal mine in New South Wales has become the site of yet another worker fatality to take place in the mining industry over the last couple of days. The previous incident took place in Queensland at the Grasstree

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White Card Update: Statistical Data shows Housing Construction Growth

According to the latest housing data points, the new home building industry is heading for a recovery from the recent slump over the last few years. In fact seasonally adjusted figures show the number of new dwelling construction starts rose

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White Card Update: Addressing Bullying From Senior Staff

Employers should understand the importance of addressing bullying in the workplace but we need to recognise that bullying doesn’t always occur horizontally, between employees or colleagues, bullying can also occur from the top down. A recent case which took place

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White Card Update: Latest Fatalities Report Released

The latest Safe Work Australian Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report has been released for December 2013 and according to it, there were 24 work related notifiable fatalities reported during this time. Nineteen male workers as well as 1 female worker were

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White Card Update: Addressing the Main Causes of Accidents in the Construction Sector

One of the main purposes of the White Card course which is mandatory for all construction workers is to teach people entering the construction field about the common concerns and their duty of care when it comes to safety on

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White Card Update: Falling Hazard Prevalent on Construction Sites

A teenager has suffered head injuries after a bad fall from a roof in New South Wales.  The young man may have been involved in construction work being done on the roof of a home when the incident occurred. SafetyCulture.com.au

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White Card Update: Queensland Workplaces for Wellness Program to boost OHS

The Queensland government is offering businesses in the state an incentive to develop innovative health and safety ideas for the workplace by introducing a grant under the Working for Wellness Program Initiative. Safe and healthy workplace ideas are being encouraged

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White Card Update: Keeping Plant and Machinery in Good Condition

An important part of workplace health and safety on construction sites in particular involves ensuring that all plant, machinery and equipment is properly maintained and in excellent working order to ensure its continued effectiveness. Machinery that is not properly maintained

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White Card Update: Protecting Workers from Pests

Recently Workplace Health and Safety Queensland called upon workplaces in the state to address the problem of mosquitoes breeding to protect workers from mosquito bites. The work safety authority has reminded employers that mosquitoes lay eggs in containers that hold

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White Card Update: No Workplace Deaths for Construction Industry this Year

As at 26 January 2014, 22 Australian workers have died at work, none of these fatalities however have come from the construction industry. According to Safe Work Australia, responsible for recording work fatality and injury, updating statistics and preparing reports,

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