Brain Injuries Common in Construction Despite the use of Hardhats

A recent study I read about provided some interesting, yet alarming information about health and safety incidents in the construction industry. According to a Centres for Disease Control and Prevention report, traumatic brain injury (TBI) on construction sites is common despite the use of hardhats. Although hardhats are a common fixture in construction and are […]

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Manual Materials Handling Safety Update

Sprains and strains were identified as the leading form of injury suffered by workers across all industries in Oz last year. Although these injuries are usually not debilitating, they can get worse over time especially if they aren’t dealt with. Ultimately the best case scenario would be to avoid these injuries altogether which is why […]

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Construction Employment Levels in Oz Offer Workers Hope

There has never been a better time for one to get their White Card than now with the Aussie construction industry showing employment growth well above previous years. In fact according to statistics, even with the slowing in the general economy, employment levels within the construction industry continue to soar to record heights. Leading Australian […]

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Report Proves Safety in the Workplace Vital to Productivity

We’ve been saying it for years, “Safety is vital to productivity” but now a report has proven what we’ve always believed. According to the report released by the University of Melbourne, there are links between workplace health and safety measures and an improved business performance. The report which was funded by Safe Work Australia, discovered […]

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Metal Beam Falls onto Street

Safety is an important consideration in any workplace, across all industries however there are differences between safety in other sectors (such as for example manufacturing or mining), and safety in the construction sector. The biggest difference is that the hazards presented by construction work sometimes are not limited to the workers only, members of the […]

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Construction Fatality in North Sydney

Although we are well aware that falls from heights are the leading cause of injury on work sites particularly in the construction environment, sometimes it just seems easier and quicker to ignore safety controls than address this hazard and implement the necessary controls such as fall protection and fall arrest systems. This attitude toward work […]

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Improper Separation of Pedestrians and Vehicles results in Injury

One of the most dangerous issues related to vehicles on a construction site is presented by pedestrians and vehicles converging, which is why site controllers and planners must pay particular attention to the proper separation of pedestrians and vehicles. An incident that took place on a London construction site is a reminder of the importance […]

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