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Amendments Made to 3 Codes of Practice by SafeWork NSW

As of 1 April 2016, 3 codes of practice approved under the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act) have been updated. The codes relate to Managing the risk of falls at workplace Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals Managing

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Tens of Thousands of Jobs Created by Infrastructure Projects in WA

Tens of thousands of jobs have apparently been created by the infrastructure projects underway in WA, according to Treasurer Mike Nahan. Dr Nahan said WA’s unemployment rate had falled from 6.3 per cent in December to 5.9 per cent in January,

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67 Australian workers killed in 2015

The latest Notifiable Fatalities Report released by SafeWork Australia revealed that 67 people have been killed at worker this year.  In February alone 19 workers were killed. Western Australia has the highest number of fatalities – From the beginning of

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Know Bull! Day Observed Nationally

Yesterday was Know Bull! Day which was observed around the country as a day to end bullying in the workplace. Bullying has become a major concern in the workplace and in construction particularly. A number of workers have  taken their

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Vic Workplace fatalities this year reach 11

So far this year fatalities on Victorian worksites have reached 11, this following the death of a 20 year old worker when part of the building he was working on collapsed onto him. Co-workers and passers-by tried frantically to lift

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Scaffolding Collapse in Shopping Mall Prompts State-wide Safety Checks

Image source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-02/scaffolding-collapse-at-robina-shopping-centre/4929910 It appears that a scaffolding collapse which took place in a shopping complex on the Gold Coast has resulted in state-wide safety checks as authorities fear a the repeat of such an incident. Incidents where the public

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New Workplace Laws to Curb Tasmanian Injury Record

According to Tasmanian unions, tougher fines under the new workplace laws will help to continue a downward trend in workplace injuries and fatalities. According to the figures released as part of the launch of WorkSafe month, we are seeing a

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Australian Public Service Promotes Workplace Mental Health

The Australian Public Service (APS) has just released its new guide across the country which aims to promote mental health and wellbeing among employees. The guide is entitled “Working Together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work”. The new guide

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Dealing with Harassment in the workplace

A key problematic issue identified in the building industry is bullying. Bullying has been linked to depression and a high suicide rate in the construction industry. In this post I attempt to discuss the problem of workplace harassment and how

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