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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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Housing Construction Soaring in These Areas

Australia’s residential construction boom has been going on for a few years and in the 2015/16 financial year there were more homes built than ever before. According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), there are certain residential hotspots including Pimpama

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$3.2Million Campaign to Make NSW Safe

SafeWork NSW has launched a campaign to make the state the safest in Australia. The $32 million campaign “Safety starts with you”, was created out of a response to the rising number of workplace injuries and illneses in NSW across

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ACT Apprentices Being Injured on The Job

  A recent article highlighted the significant number of apprentices in the ACT that are being injured with some of them lodging compensation claims. Recently 3 apprentices were seriously hurt on Canberra worksites, with up to 7 trainee tradies lodging

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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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SafeWork NSW Fast Tracks Asbestos Assessments in Light of Fires

When conducting any kind of clean up after natural disasters, such as bushfires and floods, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks of damaged asbestos. In light of this, SafeWork NSW recently waived it’s 5 day asbestos removal

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Men Arrested for Illegally Entering Work Site

Two men were arrested for illegally entering an Adelaide construction site recently, once again highlighting the importance of securing worksites, especially on weekends and after hours. One of the men was carrying a backpack apparently brimming with tools. The two

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Construction Industry Up in Arms

The media has recently been reporting about a wave of walkouts planned by union members over the Turnbull government’s new laws. Recently the Senate waved through a bill fast tracking the controversial rules limiting union influence on government funded sites

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Talking About Mental Health

Talking about mental health with workers is just one of the steps to being proactive about psychological health and avoiding psychological injury among construction workers. This is an important issue, given that Safe Work Australia found mental health carried a

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SafeWork SA investigates Worker Death on Building Site

The circumstances surrounding the death of a construction worker at a site in Adelaide on Wednesday afternoon, is being investigated by SafeWork SA. The incident which left workers at the Bedford Park site in shock, happened at about 1pm when

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