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WorkSafe Clamps Down on Falling Objects on Construction Sites

In the past 5 years, 5 people have been killed by falling objects at Victorian building sites and 721 people have been injured. To respond to this high rate of incidents, WorkSafe inspectors have been visiting construction sites across the

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Coroner Hands Down Findings on Ben Catanzariti Workplace Death

The coroner has handed down his findings on the workplace death of Ben Catanzariti in 2012. The accident took place 6 years ago on an ACT construction site. Recently findings in the long awaited inquest were handed down in the

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Worker Impaled on Steel Reinforcing Bar on Construction Site

A horrific construction accident has taken place at a Gosford construction site, highlighting the risks of slips, trips and falls on construction sites. A man was impaled by a steel reinforcing bar after falling from one floor to another at

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Man Dies After being Electrocuted by Overhead Powerlines while Trimming Trees

A case being investigated by WorkSafe reminds us to beware of overhead power-lines, especially when working from elevated work platforms. A man was killed recently after being electrocuted by power-lines while trimming trees in Melbourne’s south east. The incident involved

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How Toxic Work Stress Can Affect Your Health

Everyone experiences some form of stress at some time in their lives but toxic stress left unchecked can have devastating effects on our mental and physical health. Experts have warned about the danger of toxic stress. Safe Work Australia said

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NSW Government Take Aim at Dodgy Building Certifiers

The NSW Government announced a crackdown on dodgy building certifiers, saying any corrupt certifiers would be barred from the industry. The recent debacle involving Sydney’s Opal Tower, when a crack was discovered in a precast concrete panel inside the building,

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Advice for Handling Bullying on the Job

An interesting article on PerthNow.com.au discussed what to do when you are being bullied on a work site and in particular what to do when that bullying comes from your boss. Workplace bullying is described as the repeated and unreasonable

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Help Available for NSW First Time Workers

As many young people enter the workforce in 2019, it’s important that they have access to help and advice to face the challenges of life on the job site, particularly for those entering trade fields. Minister for Better Regulation Matt

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Canberra Light Rail Workers Forced to Labour in Extreme Heat

Construction workers on Canberra’s light rail network recently had to work in near 40 degree heat, despite the construction union pushing for a deal for workers to stop working when temperatures reach 37 degrees. Workers had to endure 39 degrees

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Construction Safety Update for 2019

So far in January (January 24, 2019) according to Safe Work Australia, there have been 5 workplace fatalities in Australia. In 2018, there were 152 workers killed at work, an improvement from the previous year when 190 workers were killed

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