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Roof collapse safety alert issued

Reported by Haydee | 28 Sep, 2017

The alert provides guidance for building owners, schools, local government, building managers and body corporates about minimizing the risk of roof collapse, and focuses on roofs with trusses that have large continuous spans and timber trusses with tiled roofs.

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Grain cooperative fined after worker’s serious hand injury

Reported by Haydee | 27 Sep, 2017

The cooperative pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Southern Cross Magistrates Court last week.

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Finalists announced for 2017 WorkSafe Victoria Awards

Reported by Stephen | 27 Sep, 2017

The finalists for the 2017 WorkSafe Awards have been announced, with twenty-three Victorian businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals included in the list.

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Man airlifted after roof fall

Reported by Stephen | 26 Sep, 2017

A 55-year-old man has been airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital after he fell from a roof on a property outside of Goondiwindi on Sunday morning.

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New study highlights why ‘sitting is the new smoking’

Reported by Haydee | 21 Sep, 2017

A new study finds that it’s not just the amount of time you spend sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the entire day that can affect the risk of early death.