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Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close. The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities.

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The Risks Associated with Construction Dust

If you thought the health risks associated with construction dust/silica isn’t that serious, you better watch this case study. This video tells the story of a man who worked with different types of stone over a 3 decade period and

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When The Weather Requires You to Down Tools

An interesting post on Abc.net.au highlights the dilemma facing allĀ  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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Operator Fined After Driver Killed in Quarry Accident

Following the tragic death of a dump truck driver in 2016, a quarry operator has been fined $230,000. The driver was killed when the vehicle he was operating rolled on a stockpile.The man was in his sixties at the time.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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