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Tower crane collapse in Sydney “not good enough”

Tower crane collapse in Sydney “not good enough”

The CFMEU have called the recent collapse of a tower crane at Wolli Creek in Sydney earlier this week, August 6 2017, “not good enough.”  Up to 200 people were evacuated and three workers injured after a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment complex at Wolli Creek in Sydney. The union say that with an unprecedented level of tower crane activity across Sydney’s skyline, the crane incident at the Probuild Constructions Discovery Point residential high-rise development has again focused concerns on safety standards.  According to the union details are now beginning to emerge regarding the incident, which occurred while crane...

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Compliance priorities for safer mining

Compliance priorities for safer mining

The NSW Resource Regulator announced on August 2, 2017, its compliance monitoring priorities alongside a new series of compliance workshops for the rest of 2017, including the mining sectors selected for inspections. The Resource Regulator’s chief compliance officer, Anthony Keon, said the Regulator’s role is to ensure a safe and responsible mining, extractive and petroleum industry.  “We’ve published our compliance priorities to increase transparency in our regulatory role, and to encourage voluntary compliance in the industry,” Keon said.  “For the next six months, we will be looking closely at a range of issues such as emergency planning, illegal mining, airborne...

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Tradies Health Month

Tradies Health Month

August is Tradies Health Month, and the nations peak body for work safety along with organisations like the Australian Physiotherapists Association are calling on tradies to make their health and the health of their co-workers a priority.  According to the APA, while they’ve seen improvements, Australia’s trade industries continues to have some of the highest health and safety issues of any sector including time off work due to poor health and injury.  The APA says this has a significant impact on families, businesses, communities, the health system and the economy and believes the impact will grow if steps to change...

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Staying safe around scaffolding

Staying safe around scaffolding

WorkSafe Victoria is urging builders and contractors to make scaffolding safety a priority on Victorian construction sites after a string of serious injuries and near misses in recent months.   Throughout July and August, WorkSafe inspectors will be visiting construction sites to ensure sites are managing the hazards and risks associated with the use of scaffolds. WorkSafe has investigated 13 scaffold-related incidents since April, with ten of those resulting in injuries to workers.   WorkSafe Construction program manager Dermot Moody said poorly built or maintained scaffolding was an ongoing issue.   “We know that it only takes one missing handrail...

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