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Moura Miner’s Memorial to begin construction

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jun, 2015

A new memorial will soon be erected at Moura in Queensland, thanks to a fund-raising effort by members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU).

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ACT Work Safety Commissioner given authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors failing in their safety obligations

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2015

ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe now has the authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors who breaches safety conditions. A Fairfax Media report says Mr McCabe has been given the power to revoke licences of negligent asbestos handlers to protect the public as ACT starts demolition of more than 1,000 Mr Fluffy homes. WorkSafe …

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Warning on DIY repairs on electrical equipments

Reported by Haydee | 28 May, 2015

The Electrical Safety Office is calling on electrical contractors to remind customers not to try doing their own electrical repairs following the death of a man this month where a vacuum cleaner was found disassembled, live parts exposed.

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Scaffolding safety alert

Reported by Haydee | 27 May, 2015

WorkCover NSW released a safety alert following a recent incident in which workers were injured and others put at serious risk when a scaffold collapsed onto a street. In a separate incident, a scaffold collapsed into a laneway and neighbouring properties. No one was injured in the incident.

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Man fatally injured in bobcat incident

Reported by Haydee | 25 May, 2015

A man was fatally injured after he was crushed by a bobcat he was working on in his backyard in Toogoolawah in Brisbane.

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Cross Border Project in Wodonga/Albury

Reported by Haydee | 19 May, 2015

WorkCover and WorkSafe inspectors will visit the Albury and Wodonga region in June as part of the Cross Border Project.

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Safety video on asbestos safety in homes launched

Reported by Haydee | 18 May, 2015

The NSW Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Taskforce has launched a new video today to educate owners and tenants about the risks of living in properties with loose fill asbestos.

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WorkCover to visit Gladstone employers

Reported by Haydee | 03 May, 2015

WorkCover Queensland is set to visit Gladstone-based businesses in the construction, manufacturing and technical service industries this month to raise awareness on the importance of covering workers correctly for workplace injury.