Updated Protection Guide for Workplace Bullying

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Source: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

Safe Work Australia recently updated2 publications on workplace bullying, to help address the problem of bullying which is rife in the workplace.

The revised guide aims to provide greater guidance for managers and advice for workers pertaining to bullying.

The guide includes information for employers and managers on preventing workplace bullying and responding to it in the workplace.

It also includes a worker’s guide providing them advice if they are being bullied, have witnessed bullying or have been the bully themselves.

Find out more at http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/news/pages/tn-01092016-bullying-guide-updates

 

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What Land Sales Indicate about Residential Construction Cycle

25-1322134-MY2310BT[1]_fct1023x630x1x50_t620Data from HIA and CoreLogic RP recently released in their Residential Land Report, showed a strong increase in vacant residential land sales.

According to the report, the pace of increase in prices eased during the June quarter this year.

This comes after the sharp price increases and declinings sales volumes, showing a typical demand-supply imbalance, which has been escalating since late 2013.

Land sales activity is a relatively good indication of the prospects for detached house building activity and good news for the construction industry.

Source: http://sourceable.net/what-are-land-conditions-telling-us-about-the-residential-construction-cycle/

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Quick and Easy Shed

If you’re looking to make a quick and easy shed for your work site or your back yard, watch this video.

 

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Are Hangovers Negatively Affecting Your Construction Business?

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Source: www.storypick.com

A recent post on Ferret.com.au discussed how the sickie culture was negatively  impacting productivity on Australian worksites and perhaps most concerning is the fact that drugs and alcohol are a major contributor to sick days in our country.

In the construction sector we are already aware that alcohol and drug use is high, so revelations from researchers at Flinders University that alcohol and drugs are an increasingly worrying contributing factor to consider in sick days is not surprising.

Find out what you can do to combat this challenge in your business at http://www.ferret.com.au/c/mitrefinch-australia/how-hangovers-affect-your-business-n2523680

 

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92 Workers Killed in 2015

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Source: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

According to the latest Safe Work Australia statistics, 92 Australian workers have been killed on the job since the beginning of 2015.

The construction industry is third on the list of most high risk industries in terms of fatalities with 10 construction workers having lost their lives in the last 7 months.

For more click here. 

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