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Always follow advice about working at heights to avoid fines: important case study

Always follow advice about working at heights to avoid fines: important case study

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Construction safety focus on scaffolding

Construction safety focus on scaffolding

July has seen WorkSafe focussing on scaffolding safety. Inspectors have been visiting sites to ensure employers (and self-employed persons) are managing the hazards and risks associated with use of scaffolds.

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Construction Safety Updates

Construction Safety Updates

Demolition, falling objects, electrical, musculoskeletal injury prevention and more

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Health Advice, Tips and Alerts

Health Advice, Tips and Alerts

Men's health, sun safety, preventing illness and more

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WorkSafe Alerts and Updates

WorkSafe Alerts and Updates

Latest alerts, warnings and news updates from WorkSafe

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Regulations and Legislation Updates

Regulations and Legislation Updates

Latest updates and news on OHS Regulations and Legislation

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day

Safe Work Australia will recognise World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday 28 April.

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Be sewer-safe: entry without accreditation risks prosecution

Be sewer-safe: entry without accreditation risks prosecution

28 May 2016 - Entry into the sewer environment can lead to injuries and fatalities, and South East Water has strict requirements and notification protocols associated with this work.

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3rd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management

3rd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management

The 3rd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre this November with over 320 delegates in attendance to hear thought provoking presentations and opinions from industry leaders on how to manag

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Attitudes to residential asbestos assessments

Attitudes to residential asbestos assessments

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) recently commissioned a report to better understand current availability and use of asbestos assessments in the residential sector.

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Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2016/17 now available

Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2016/17 now available

A Safe Workplace Means Safe Workers

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April Safety Round Up

April Safety Round Up

Are you prepared for a WorkSafe Inspector? How taking short cuts can lead to hefty fines, and EOIs for the Victorian Disability Advisory Council.

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New Information Sheets from Safe Work Australia

New Information Sheets from Safe Work Australia

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