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The Keys to Keeping Young Workers Safe

Young workers are arguably the most at risk on the worksite, mostly due to their inexperience on the job and in life in general, that is why I found an article written by Joanna Weekes on www.healthandsafetyhandbook.com.au useful. The post

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Prisoners Given a Second Chance at Life with Construction Certificates

Prisoners at a minimum security prison in Western Australia have been given a second chance to make something of their lives. They are being trained to engage in horticulture or construction work so that when they leave prison they can

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Sydney Housing Market Strongest in Australia

While many experts predict that housing price growth will ease in the near future from the recent boom, Sydney is one of the areas around the country where the housing market will remain high. In fact Sydney’s housing market prices

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White Card Victoria News: Historic Melbourne Market Gets Huge Upgrade

Photo source: http://sourceable.net/250m-upgrade-plan-queen-victoria-market/# The historic Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne opened in 1878 will be getting an overhaul and it is expected to be a major economic driver for the city over the coming years. According to a report on

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Occupational Health and Safety News

It is interesting to take note that the Australian Bureau of Statistics has published a report on work related injuries sustained between July 2013 and June 2014. According to the report, of the 12.5 million people over the age of

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Musculoskeletal Disorders Convention taking Place in Brisbane

Musculoskeletal disorders are amongst the most common and debilitating injuries suffered by workers in the construction industry. But despite their seriousness and how commonly they occur not enough is known on these injuries and how to overcome them. A symposium

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August 2014 A Bad Month for Australia Worker Safety

The latest Safe Work Australia monthly notifiable fatalities report has been released and it shows that 28 Aussie workers have been killed while on the job in the month of August – the highest number of monthly recorded fatalities for

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Beware of Faulty Building Products putting Workers and the Public at Risk

Popular construction industry website Sourceable.net recently posted an article which highlighted the deteriorating quality of building products flooding the Australian market, putting not only workers but the public at risk. According to the post, faulty construction products and materials are

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Demolition Worker Killed in Sydney

A part of the construction process that is especially concerning because of the high risk associated with it is demolition. An incident that happened in Sydney recently highlights the dangers surrounding demolition work. A worker was killed during demolition when

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Lack of Communication leads to Near Miss on Building Site

One of the greatest enemies to workplace safety especially on construction sites is a lack of communication or ineffective communication. Communication particularly relating to safety is a matter of life and death on construction sites which is why employers need

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