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Keeping Workers Safe This Summer – WorkSafe Safety Warning

The NT is one of the areas in Australia experiencing extremely hot temperatures prompting WorkSafe to issue a safety warning to businesses and workers to take precautions to avoid heat illnesses which can be deadly. Heat related illness can present

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These are Australia’s Most Dangerous Industries

SafeWork Australia has revealed the most dangerous industries in the country so far in 2018. At the top of the list is the transport, postal services and warehousing industry with 29 fatalities so far, having overtaken the previous most dangerous

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Latest Workplace Fatalities Reported

Safe Work Australia has released the latest workplace fatality figures and as at the end of June, 70 Australians had lost their lives on the job since the start of the year. According to figures, 11 construction workers have been

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Report Shows Vic Workplace Injuries Declining

WorkSafe Victoria’s mid-year report reveals that the number of injury claims per million hours worked dropped 1.9 per cent to 6.16 in the 6 months from July to December 2017. WorkSafe’s Chief Executive Clare Amies said the decline in injury

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The Health Benefits of Good Work Highlighted by Position Paper

A position paper  by The Royal Australasian College of Physicians released recently highlighted the benefits of good work on the health and wellbeing of people. Long term absence from work, work disability and unemployment can have a negative impact on

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Major Hospital Action Lands Construction Union $277k fine

The CFMEU and 7 of its officials have been slapped with a $277,000 fine after being found guilty of illegally blockading the work site of a major construction site. The court handed down the fine after it found the union

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Cross Border Construction Inspections Result in 31 Improvement Notices

A joint inspection operation by WorkSafe ACT and SafeWork NSW on both sides of the border was held between 6-12 April on residential and commercial construction sites in Googong and Goulburn in NSW and Denman Prospect in the ACT. Height

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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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Construction Workers Take a Stand for Safety

The alleged lack of action following the death of construction veteran Jorge Catillo-Riffo, prompted CFMEU members to gather at parliament house in Adelaide on February 15. Around 200 of the union’s members congregated outside following the dropping of charges against

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New Benefits for Injured NSW Workers

There is some light at the end of the tunnel for injured NSW workers, with the announcement of 2 benefits that these workers are eligible for. The first benefit is a new emloyment benefit of $1000 available to all injured

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