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WorkSafe Victoria Advertising Campaign Redefines Workplace Safety

WorkSafe Victoria launched an advertising campaign which shared the opinions of working Victorians to highlight the changing nature of what health and safety at work means. People from a range of industries talk about their own workplace health and safety

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The ACT Government introduces New Work Health and Safety Legislation

New work health and safety legislation introduced in the Legislative Assembly which will be debated over the coming months, will require more worker training and consultation on construction sites over $5million in the ACT. The Work Health and Safety Amendment

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Whistleblower Condemns Industry After Backpacker Construction Site Death

Are construction industry employees and apprentices receiving adequate safety training and supervision on the job? This is the question being raised after the recent deaths in the sector including the death of German backpacker Marianka Heumann at an East Perth

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Getting Involved in Safe Work Month 2015

National Safe Work Month 2015 is fast approaching and there will be safety events held all over the country, workers are encouraged to get involved. This year’s theme is ‘Be safe. Be healthy. Because…’  Each week a different reason to

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Sleeping Problems linked to Health Risks

If you address your sleeping problems, you will probably also address other health issues, leading psychologist explains. Naomi Armitage, Director of Gryphon Psychology recently speaking at WorkCover Queensland  mental health forum in Brisbane stated that one’s sleeping is an indication of their

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WorkCover To Inspect a Maitland CBD Redevelopment Site

WorkCover will investigate safety at a Maitland redevelopment site after concerns were raised by locals. According to the article on Abc.net.au, the Levee project is a multi-million dollar project that will include the refurbishment of High Street in Maitland. Some

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Here’s how to Test Your Safety Switches

Want to learn the correct and safe way to test your safety switches? Then watch this video made by WorkSafe as part of an electrical safety campaign,  

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Forum Gives Construction Employers Useful Mental Health Tools

WorkCover Queensland’s mental health forum was recently held in Brisbane and mining and construction employers benefited from access to a range of tools, resources and experience. The forum was entitled Working together to improve mental health.  Mates in Construction and Beyond

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Lack of Quality Sleep contributing to Workplace Injuries

Did you know that sleeping in the dark is good for you? A recent post on TheConversation.com discussed the importance of good quality sleep for optimal health. In order to function effectively it is important that we get not only an

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ACTU wants Tougher Workplace Safety Laws

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) sees the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program as an opportunity to ensure the safety of workers. According to ACTU better work safety laws are needed in order to decrease the number

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