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Friday February 22, 2019

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Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
Safety
Tuesday March 27 2018

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements

With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to...

Electrocution Inquest Hears from Sparky
Safety
Thursday January 25 2018

Electrocution Inquest Hears from Sparky

An electrician tasked with securing a construction site where a carpenter was electrocuted says the light fitting that likely caused his death was live because it...

Who is Responsible for Construction Worker Injuries?
Safety
Thursday December 14 2017

Who is Responsible for Construction Worker Injuries?

On May 26, 2011, 39-year-old Milan Kabic suffered injury after falling from a raised platform when performing formwork on the redevelopment of the Redfern RSL building...

Measuring Construction Safety
Safety
Thursday December 14 2017

Measuring Construction Safety

How do construction companies measure their project’s safety performance?

Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle
Safety
Wednesday December 13 2017

Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle

As Western Australian taxpayers forked out $1.2 billion to build a new hospital for their children in the Perth suburb of Nedlands to replace the Princes...

Calls for Tougher Asbestos Penalties
Safety
Thursday November 23 2017

Calls for Tougher Asbestos Penalties

The federal government is being urged to consider increasing penalties for illegally importing asbestos.

Tradies at Risk of Cancer from Silica Dust
Safety
Saturday October 28 2017

Tradies at Risk of Cancer from Silica Dust

More than half a million Australians are at risk of getting cancer from silica dust and they might not even realise it.

Opera House Renovations Halted Due to Asbestos
Safety
Thursday October 12 2017

Opera House Renovations Halted Due to Asbestos

Safety inspectors have stopped some renovation work at the Sydney Opera House after asbestos was found by crews working on the $200 million refurbishment.

Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death
Safety
Thursday September 7 2017

Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death

A Melbourne building company and its director have been fined $880,000 after an apprentice fell to his death at a construction site.

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About 100 Qld Workers Have Silicosis

The Queensland government says it is not to blame if hundreds of stonemasons die from a lung disease, and it is up to employers to look...

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Safety
Feb 8 2019
Safety Fears for WestConnex Tunnel Workers

Concerns have been raised over safety procedures inside WestConnex motorway tunnels after more than 300 workers were told to leave sections of the project. 

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Safety
Jan 29 2019
SA Funds Workers Screening for Silicosis

South Australian stone industry workers will be able to access immediate health screening after a rise in detections interstate of the incurable respiratory disease 'silicosis'.

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Safety
8 Nov, 2018
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports

Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...

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18 Sep, 2018
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping

Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...

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Safety
12 Sep, 2018
Call for Victoria Cranes Check after Death

Every crane in Victoria should to be checked, authorities urge, after a key part was likely to have contributed to the death of a construction worker...

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Safety
12 Sep, 2018
Quarry Operator Charged over Vic Tip Death

A Victorian quarry operator has been charged more than two years after a contractor was killed when a tip wall collapsed on her truck.

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Safety
7 Sep, 2018
One Dead, One Critical in Crane Drop

A man is dead and his co-worker is fighting for life after after they were submerged in concrete that fell from a crane on a Melbourne...

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Safety
6 Sep, 2018
Qld Company Fined $405k for Worker Deaths

Loved ones of a construction worker crushed to death by a concrete slab at Brisbane's Eagle Farm Racecourse believe a company's $405,000 fine for its role...

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