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Flu Warning for Workers in Queensland

Queenslanders are being urged to get a flu vaccination after 25 people have died in the state this year due to the illness. According to Queensland Health people should get vaccinated as soon as possible with 10,000 flu cases having 

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Melbourne Worker Killed due to Electric Shock

An electrician in Melbourne has lost his life after suffering an electric shock on the roof of a shopping centre. The man was working on the roof of Dallas Shopping centre when the incident took place, claiming the life of

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Tasmania Needs to Double Apprentice Intake

A skills shortages in a number of fields is still hampering economic development in Tasmania, particularly in regional areas. The construction industry is in such a need of construction workers that a number of initiatives are being launched to help

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Serious Worker Injury Results in $90,000 Fine for Mining Company

A processing firm has been slapped with a $90,000 fine for an incident that happened in 2012 which resulted in a serious injury for one worker. The firm pleaded guilty to 2 charges of failing to provide a safe work

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Safety in WA Mines in the Spotlight

Speaking at a Western Australian mines inspector forum, the Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion reminded the industry that the lives of workers should be the main priority. He said every worker had a right to return home safely at

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Forget About Your Credit Card, Pay for Stuff with your Wrist

Tired of carrying around a wallet on the work site? Well soon you may not need to, simply pay for stuff with your wrist band. The Nymi band, (pictured above) is a contactless credit card which allows you to make

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Women Apprehensive about Male Dominated Industries

According to a recent international survey of about 1000 women, most women stay away from traditionally male dominated industries such as construction ¬†because of ¬†typically “macho behaviour” and male colleagues that are “patronising”. These 2 reasons were even more motivation

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Gold Coast Construction Company fined after Worker Fatalities

A Gold Coast construction company has been fined $600,000 after 2 workers fell 26 storeys to their death while engaging in work on a high rise construction site. It is disappointing that despite the fact that falls from heights are

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