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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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New House Lending Increases Good News for Construction

Builders are pleased with the latest predictions that new house starts are going to continue rising over the next few years all across the country. According to a post on Sourceable.net.au, housing construction is likely to continue being boosted by

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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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Developer and Builder Prosecuted after Truck Toppled over Edge killing Driver

A British property developer and builder have been charged over an accident which led to the death of a driver on a construction site. The 2 entities were ordered to pay a total of over £180,000 ($331,014.94) after one of

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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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High Rate of Worldwide Suicide Calls for Attention

Most people have been affected by a suicide tragedy at some time in some way, whether it was a loved one, a neighbour, a friend or even a co-worker. Sadly the World Health Organisation has released a report that highlights

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Fashion Show Guests Horrified by Construction Worker Fall through Roof

Guests attending a fashion show during London Fashion Week recently were shocked and horrified when a construction worker came crashing through a glass roof mid-way through the event. Luckily there were no people in the space where the worker fell,

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