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Two companies fined $1.5m for worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 31 Mar, 2016

Two companies were fined a total of $1.5 million in the Supreme Court last week over a workplace fatality at a Melbourne construction site in 2011.

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Kids on quad bikes – AgForce boss shares personal story

Reported by Stephen | 30 Mar, 2016

The current AgForce president Grant Maudsley, became a strong advocate of ‘age appropriate riders on quad bikes’ after his nine-year-old son was involved in a quad bike incident on the family’s cattle property, Nalpa Downs, outside Mitchell in western Queensland.

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Protecting the older workforce

Reported by Haydee | 29 Mar, 2016

Effective management approach to employee health, safety and productivity has been shown to improve the efficiency of older workers.

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Memorial paying tribute to fallen firefighters gets funding

Reported by Haydee | 28 Mar, 2016

A project aimed at establishing a memorial wall paying tribute to volunteer firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty has secured funding through the South Australian government’s innovative Fund My Idea grants program.

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Issues on testing and tagging revealed in inspection program

Reported by Haydee | 25 Mar, 2016

An inspection program targeting construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised concerns over the testing and tagging of portable electrical items.