Tackling the Consequences of Workplace Falls

Falls from heights are the most common cause of injury on work sites and are a particular concern for the construction industry. Now there is a new way to tackle this hazard, virtual models such as the Cyber-Physical System. The Cyber-Physical System has been described as a system consisting of a seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical […]

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Cross Border Construction Program to Last Another 3 Years

The Cross Border Construction program run by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW has been extended following a successful 3 years, benefiting workers on both sides of the border. The program started in June 2013 resulted in 419 construction sites being visited by inspectors from NSW and Victoria. Inspectors enlightened workers and employers about their obligations and […]

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Pay Attention to Noise Pollution

Hearing awareness especially on the construction site is an important issue that needs to be monitored because our hearing is fragile. Last month between 21-27 August was Hearing Awareness Week and the aim of the week was to raise awareness of how valuable our hearing is and what needs to be done to protect ourselves […]

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Queensland Man Injured in Drop Saw Accident

Before beginning work with any tool or equipment on a construction site, it’s important to ensure you’ve received the necessary safety training. Even when working with seemingly easy to use tools, it’s important that workers are properly trained and supervised if necessary. A recent incident is proof of what can happen when working with tools […]

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Tradies, Ensure You’re Aware of Electricity on Worksites

Essential Energy recently reminded tradespeople, scaffolders and others in the construction industry to be aware of the potential electrical hazards on the work site. Be safe around electricity, thats the message to tradies and others on the construction site especially where plant equipment and temporary structures are concerned. Tradies are reminded that powerlines can be […]

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