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WorkCover NSW Issues Scaffolding Safety Alert

WorkCover NSW have issued a safety alert highlighting the safety risks associated with scaffolding collapses. The alert also aims to help avoid such incidents. The alert comes after an incident when workers were injured after a scaffold collapsed into the

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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

Posted in White Card, White Card Construction Site Safety Articles, White Card NSW

Dump Truck Collides with Worker at Heathrow Airport

One of the hazardous situations which are often overlooked on construction sites are those presented when machinery, vehicles or equipment break down and people are brought in to repair these items. Maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment on construction

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Darwin Minister calls for CBD Height Restrictions to be Lifted

The Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment Peter Chandler has called for Darwin’s current 90 metre height restriction on buildings in the CBD to be scrapped. Chandler has proposed an amendment to what he calls unnecessary red tape that

Posted in White Card, White Card Construction Site Safety Articles, White Card NSW

White Card Update: 3Ps Approach to Managing Electrical Arc Flashes

Electrical flash-overs also called arc flash accidents occur all the time and have the ability to cause serious injuries. While one of the best ways to manage these electrical arc flash events is to implement the appropriate controls and utilise

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Borders Opened to Foreign Workers to fill Regional Skill Shortages

Even more evidence that activity in the construction industry is on the rise, is the fact that our borders have been opened to foreign workers to fill skill shortages in the industry in regional areas. The new program allows foreign

Posted in White Card, White Card NSW

White Card Update: Importance of Suicide Awareness as Public Health Issue

If one good thing has come out of the tragic death of comedic legend Robin Williams it is the awareness that is being raised around the topic of suicide and suicide prevention. Unfortunately it has also highlighted how little most

Posted in White Card, White Card Construction Site Safety Articles, White Card NSW

South Australian Businesses Reminded to Heed Safety Warning

SafeWork South Australia and its Executive Director, Bryan Russell are reminding all businesses and employees of the need to fulfil their workplace health and safety duties. According to Russell the 3 prosecutions handed down by the Industrial Court last week

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Flash Fire in Confined Space

Often whilst engaging in construction activities we are required to work near hazards or in a hazardous environment. In fact a construction site is one of the most hazardous places to work which is why workers must be trained on

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Avoid Becoming a Victim of “Caught between” Accidents

A construction worker on an American site in Connecticut was recently killed when he became trapped between a backhoe and trench box, crushing him. The man was involved in the replacement of a water line on site last Friday when

Posted in White Card, White Card Construction Site Safety Articles, White Card NSW

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