Reviewing Your Sites Safety

WorkSafe is encouraging us to review our workplace safety with this helpful video. By identifying areas that need attention, looking into safety resources and implementing improvements in the workplace, we can all enjoy a safer working environment.

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CFMEU taken to Task by FWBC

Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) has confirmed their action against a number of union officials from the nation’s largest construction union. According to media reports the FWBC is taking the union officials to court over their conduct which resulted in a blockade at a construction project in Perth last year. The national secretary of […]

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Risk of Contracting Lead Poisoning in Construction

One of the lesser known hazards presented by construction work is lead poisoning. Although manufacturers are held by higher standards than they were in the past, there are some buildings that still contain building materials containing lead, especially paint. Many of the buildings erected or renovated before 1970 could contain lead paint as was common […]

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Commonly Occurring Hazards on Construction Sites

Source : Francisco Javier Argel For every construction worker the risk involved with construction work is something that needs to be taken seriously. In order for construction workers to safely (and legally) enter a construction site in Oz they must undergo general construction safety training in the form of the White Card. The White Card […]

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Worker Dies in Construction Accident

A young worker has died after a wall collapsed on him on a construction site. The man was involved in pipe laying when the incident occurred. This incident is a stark reminder of the dangers associated with trench work and the need for walls to be properly reinforced especially in bad weather conditions. This post […]

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