NSW: Union Raises Concern for Harbour Bridge Workers

Reported by Julia | 19 Oct, 2010

There may be a cancer cluster among Sydney Harbour Bridge painters and maintenance workers, a union claims. Members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) had met with the management of Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) on Thursday to raise the issue of cancer cases among bridge workers. According to the union, the …

WA: WorkSafe Sets Safety Blitz for Construction on October

Reported by Julia | 21 Sep, 2010

WorkSafe WA is gearing up for the changes in licensing requirements for high-risk workers by visiting construction sites starting October 1. A new WorkSafe campaign will target people employed in rigging, scaffolding, forklift, dogging, hoist and crane operations. Inspectors will visit metropolitan and regional WA construction sites to ensure stake holders know about the new …

SA: Tougher Regulation Used in Penalising Drilling Firm

Reported by Julia | 02 Sep, 2010

A drilling company has been fined by the SA Industrial Court over the death of a rigger in Cooper Basin in 2008. The 36-year-old man was crushed to death on a Moomba rig after being pinned between equipment. The court heard the rigger was using the wrong tools when the incident happened. The company pleaded …