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Thursday November 22, 2018

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Lifting the Lid: The ‘Safe Work’ Swindle!
Safety
Wednesday January 4 2017

Lifting the Lid: The ‘Safe Work’ Swindle!

A plentiful supply of ‘safe work’ propaganda is pumped out to the Australian public each year.

Lifting The Lid: Nine Dead In 3 Weeks!
Business
Monday November 21 2016

Lifting The Lid: Nine Dead In 3 Weeks!

We rely on the media to be our messenger, assuming the ‘news’ to be authentic and accurate. In the high-risk construction industry, we trust that workers’...

WA Leads the Nation in Workplace Deaths
Safety
Thursday October 20 2016

WA Leads the Nation in Workplace Deaths

WA had the highest workplace death rate in Australia last year including a sharp jump from 2014.

$300,000 Fine Issued over Sparky Death
Safety
Tuesday October 4 2016

$300,000 Fine Issued over Sparky Death

Essential Energy has been convicted and fined $300,000 following the death of an electrical worker at Bulahdelah in September 2013.

Safe Work Australia to Evaluate 644 Chemicals
Safety
Friday September 30 2016

Safe Work Australia to Evaluate 644 Chemicals

Exposure standards are specified in the model Work Health and Safety Regulations as mandatory legal limits to assist in protecting the health of workers and minimise...

NSW Worker Dies After Slipping on Wet Site
Safety
Friday January 8 2016

NSW Worker Dies After Slipping on Wet Site

It appears scaffolding which was loosened when wet and windy storms hit the NSW Hunter region this week caused the death of a male worker.

Should it Take a Tragedy to Put Safety in the Spotlight?
Safety
Monday January 4 2016

Should it Take a Tragedy to Put Safety in the Spotlight?

A tragic workplace incident in Perth serves as an important reminder to the entire construction industry of its obligations and requirements in relation to safety.

New Diseases to be Considered for Workers Compensation
Safety
Wednesday September 9 2015

New Diseases to be Considered for Workers Compensation

Tuberculosis, hepatitis A, B and C as well as some cancers are among a range of diseases recommended for inclusion under worker compensation laws.

Melbourne Crane Collapse Injures One
Safety
Monday August 10 2015

Melbourne Crane Collapse Injures One

Disaster was narrowly avoided when a crane collapsed at a Melbourne construction site, leaving one person with minor injuries.