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Australia Must Eliminate Bullying on Construction Sites
Business
Thursday January 18 2018

Australia Must Eliminate Bullying on Construction Sites

When describing her two years of employment as a labourer at Melbourne based civil construction company Winslow Construction, Kate Mathews told ABC it was “A filthy...

Are Older Workers Forgotten in Construction Safety?
Safety
Tuesday May 9 2017

Are Older Workers Forgotten in Construction Safety?

Considerable attention is rightfully afforded to the safety all workers on construction sites, but often with a greater emphasis upon younger staff.

Should Company Bosses Face 20 Years’ Jail for Poor Safety?
Construction
Tuesday May 31 2016

Should Company Bosses Face 20 Years’ Jail for Poor Safety?

Following the tragic death of Gold Coast construction workers Chris Gear and Steve Sayer after a scaffold on which they were working malfunctioned and plummeted 26...

Should Company Bosses Face 20 Years’ Jail for Poor Safety?
Construction
Wednesday May 18 2016

Should Company Bosses Face 20 Years’ Jail for Poor Safety?

Following the tragic death of Gold Coast construction workers Chris Gear and Steve Sayer after a scaffold on which they were working malfunctioned and plummeted 26...

Is Mandatory Drug Testing the Way to Go?
Safety
Tuesday May 3 2016

Is Mandatory Drug Testing the Way to Go?

Whilst issues associated with drugs and alcohol on building sites have been acknowledged for some time, media reports suggesting that as many as one in five...

Australia Gets its First Asbestos Management Plan
Safety
Friday September 4 2015

Australia Gets its First Asbestos Management Plan

Raising awareness, identifying priority areas for removal and working to stop importation are among key strategies of Australia’s first ever national plan to manage risks associated...

Do Your Designs Meet Safe Design Requirements?
Business
Monday August 10 2015

Do Your Designs Meet Safe Design Requirements?

Back in 2013, a near tragedy unfolded after a crane carrying an 85-tonne load collapsed at a Karara mine site in Western Australia and narrowly missed...

Newman’s Construction Policy Helping: Industry Leader
Business
Tuesday January 13 2015

Newman’s Construction Policy Helping: Industry Leader

Though more needs to be done, the current Queensland government has made significant gains in a number of important areas of policy relating to the construction...

Construction Suicides Cost Dollars as Well as Lives
Safety
Tuesday October 14 2014

Construction Suicides Cost Dollars as Well as Lives

While dollar figures pale in comparison to the impact of lives lost, suicidal behaviour among construction industry workers costs around $520 million per year in New...