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Date PostedFebruary 19, 2013

The Fortnightly OH&S News Wrap-Up: Construction Industry has Worst Fatality Record in 2013

According to Safe Work Australia there have been a staggering number of workplace deaths this year, in addition to a number of injuries, varying from minor to serious. A total of 14 workers have died throughout the country so far in 2013, with the most number of deaths occuring in the construction industry.

The statistics obtained from Safe Work Australia record the number of work fatalities and injuries and prepares reports based on the data. According to the reports we still have a long way to go in order to prioritise worker safety in Australia.

Read the full article here: Seven Construction Deaths This Year

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This disturbing statistic is underpinned by breaking news that a crane operator fell to his death in Melbourne’s CBD on Monday Morning. (via ABC News)

To help you stay up to date with what is happening in the industry, we’ve compiled some of the latest OHS news, which you may have missed.

Teenager Fatality Under Investigation

Fire Risk of Mobile Cranes

Construction Workers need a Healthier Lifestyle

Several Territories get New OHS Laws

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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