Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.
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
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?
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
How do construction companies measure their project’s safety performance?
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
The federal government is being urged to consider increasing penalties for illegally importing asbestos.
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 inspectors have stopped some renovation work at the Sydney Opera House after asbestos was found by crews working on the $200 million refurbishment.