Research Shows Most Tradspeople Haven’t Seen an Asbestos Register Before

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Research from the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has revealed that alot of tradies have never even seen an asbestos register, despite rating their knowledge of asbestos highly.

In fact according to the study, only 60 per cent even knew what an asbestos register was.

The review formed part of Safe Work Month to facilitate better asbestos register practice.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/10/significant-number-tradespeople-never-seen-asbestos-register-study-reveals/#.WAVJjfl97IU

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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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Industry Insiders Concerned About Recycling Construction Waste

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Source: Yahoo News

Industry insiders are concered that government is so hellbent on recycling construction waste that they are failing recognise the risk they are putting people at by exposing them to asbestos in recycled waste.

Perth contractors have collected huge piles of recycled construction waste which they cannot get rid of because there is no market for it.

They are caught between a rock and a hardplace because the government has increased fees for landfills 500 per cent in 2 years, making it impossible for contractors to dump the waste.

Read more http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/the-problems-perth-businesses-face-recycling-asbestos-construction-waste/news-story/dc50a4f707771eeb7f736b4117858b3a

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Man Wields Gun on Construction Site

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A man has appeared in Southport Magistrates Court after allegedly threatening a security guard on a construction site with a gun.

The Gold Coast plasterer threatened the guard with a gun to gain access to a construction site.

The man was attempting to enter a Mudgeeraba worksite on Sunday, where he apparently worked, he had left a tool there and he needed it for work.

The man claimed the gun was a replica which he wanted to sell to the security guard. The  man was remanded in custody and the matter adjourned until Thursday.

Read more at http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/crime-and-justice/man-allegedly-pulled-out-handgun-at-gold-coast-construction-site/news-story/5c66865551ab4d33249a39a764898ca9

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Tackling the Consequences of Workplace Falls

Cyber-Physical-System-600x400Falls 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 components, already being used in the manufacturing, transportation and healthcare sectors. There are safety benefits for the construction sector as well.

For more about this intriguing development, visit :https://sourceable.net/virtual-models-can-prevent-fall-related-injuries-work-sites/

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