Ensuring Workers aren’t “High” on the Job

Frontline Diagnostics, a leading workplace drug testing agency is planning on tackling drugs in the workplace by setting up on the spot drug testing clinics in Mudgee and Bathurst. According to the company who recently issued a statement about its plans, drug testing will be increased in west and northwest coalfields in New South Wales […]

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Video shows Work Injured by Distracted Driver

It seems that members of the driving public need to be educated about the dangers of not adhering to warning signs when approaching road works. Many construction workers have in the past been injured by distracted or inattentive drivers who either failed to slow down for road works ahead or failed to adjust their driving […]

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Construction Industry Feud turns Deadly

A murder which took place in Sydney recently has been linked to a construction industry feud involving money. A Sydney standover man, Vasko Boskovski was shot dead after apparently being caught up between feuding debt collectors involved in Sydney’s construction industry. According to media reports, the 36 year old man was shot when he answered […]

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What you need to know about Workplace Eye Injuries

There are 2 particularly problematic practices which can lead to serious workplace eye injuries, firstly failure to wear eye protection and secondly the use of the incorrect kind of eye protection for the job. The most common causes of workplace injuries on construction sites are flying and falling particles or sparks and contact with chemicals. […]

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Workers Don’t Overexert Yourself

Workers engaged in construction work are sometimes under the incorrect impression that if they rush and subsequently overexert themselves this will save time and increase production, but the truth is – reducing injuries increases production. And the best way to reduce injuries, increase production and save money is to encourage positive attitudes toward health and […]

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Importance of High Visibility Clothing on Construction Sites

Personal protective equipment such as high visibility clothing should be utilized by workers in high risk industries such as the construction industry. Personal Protective Equipment is clothing or equipment designed to control risks to health and safety in the workplace. As an employee in the construction industry you have a legal obligation to adhere to […]

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