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Window Glass Firm Hit with Million Dollar Penalty
Safety
Tuesday May 9 2017

Window Glass Firm Hit with Million Dollar Penalty

A NSW window glass company has been hit with a massive $1 million fine for breaching workplace safety laws.

New OH&S Chemical Classification System Launches
Safety
Monday January 30 2017

New OH&S Chemical Classification System Launches

As of January 1, 2017, the system underpinning chemical risk assessments and communication in all OH&S and Safety Data Sheet (SDS), chemical labelling (and more) changed.

Why WorkCover is For You, Not Against You
Safety
Wednesday August 26 2015

Why WorkCover is For You, Not Against You

It’s tempting as an employer to think of WorkCover as a thing to be feared.

Should Vic Parliament Cool the Planet to Protect Melbourne?
Environment
Wednesday July 29 2015

Should Vic Parliament Cool the Planet to Protect Melbourne?

One of the more interesting philosophical issues arising from the introduction of the model WHS legislation is the question of whether the precautionary principle incorporated in...

Is Safety the First Budget Cut?
Safety
Tuesday July 21 2015

Is Safety the First Budget Cut?

The construction world ebbs and flows with the economy, changes in government, the weather and a number of other factors. We all know that it’s part...

Young Workers in Construction: Problem or Opportunity?
Safety
Friday June 26 2015

Young Workers in Construction: Problem or Opportunity?

For some of us it’s getting harder to remember what it was like when we started work, but I remember it was scary.

Behind a Melbourne Facade Restoration
Structural
Monday June 22 2015

Behind a Melbourne Facade Restoration

Melbourne’s history of tall buildings is impressive even by the standards of cities such as Chicago and New York.

Calling all Carpenters: Do You Know the Injury Hotspots?
Safety
Friday May 8 2015

Calling all Carpenters: Do You Know the Injury Hotspots?

The most common injuries and hazards for people working in the carpentry and joinery trade include wounds, lacerations and amputations to hands and fingers from nail...

Drug and Alcohol Proposal Focuses on Assisting Those with Problems
Construction
Monday April 27 2015

Drug and Alcohol Proposal Focuses on Assisting Those with Problems

There is no doubt that the recent announcement by the CFMEU of its intention to introduce a new proposal for an impairment policy that for the...