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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White Card Update: Examining the Importance of a Mental Health Plan

Employers should never underestimate the importance of a mental health plan in a workplace to enhance productivity, avoid a high attrition rate and reduce absenteeism which costs Australian businesses billions of dollars every year. Some encouraging news recently came to light regarding construction workplaces and mental health of workers. According to a national survey commissioned […]

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Sydney to Double the Height of Skyscrapers by 2050

According to an article recently featured on website PropertyObserver.com.au Sydney’s skyscrapers need to at least double in height by the year 2050 if the city is to maintain its position as the number one city in Oz. This claim is according to the company Urban Taskforce and its CEO Chris Johnson who is quoted in […]

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Police Raid Construction Sites across Oz

Construction sites across Australia should be ready for an unannounced visit from police at anytime, if they haven’t already received one. Many in the industry are shocked by the raids from police on several construction sites around the country to investigate what they suspect may be a money laundering syndicate. Police fear the syndicate may […]

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Ensuring Safe Work from Height Practices on Site

Properly managing work from heights on a construction site is vital to proper site safety management. A recent incident which took place on a British construction site highlights the danger of ignoring proper work from height practices on construction sites. A developer was spotted by an inspector who was passing by the site on train […]

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Crane Crashes into House in Bunbury

Yet another crane crash has occurred this time in Bunbury, Australind. The crane crashed into a home, thankfully it was unoccupied at the time so no one was injured. The incident which took place at around 10am had fire fighters rushing to the scene along with a WorkSafe representative. WorkSafe is investigating the incident and […]

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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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Victoria Square closed after asbestos discovery

According to reports in the media, the central road through Victoria Square will remain closed until early next month after asbestos piping was recently unearthed in the area. The asbestos discovery was made recently and caused the project to be delayed. According to the redevelopment project manager, Tom Playford bad weather was also stopping grout […]

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Video Highlights the Emotional Struggles and Wider Impacts of Workplace Incidents

Young and inexperienced workers are the most vulnerable on work sites, particularly the high risk sites such as construction. One of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities among young workers and in fact even experienced workers is electrical hazards. Every year a number of workers die from electric shocks sustained at work, which […]

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