An international construction contractor headquartered in Sydney has completed $400,000 of work health and safety measures as part of an enforceable undertaking entered into with SafeWork NSW. Following an incident where a worker sustained serious injury from being hit by a steel beam, Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd (formerly Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd) agreed to […]

Did you know that asbestos is a naturally occurring substance? It might surprise you to learn that it can actually be found in rock, sediment and soil throughout regional NSW. While the chances of coming into contact naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) are slim, workers and residents in affected areas should still know what to look […]

Each year there are dozens of serious incidents where workers have fallen from ladders. While workers in construction, retail and building maintenance are most commonly injured, any worker using a ladder – at any height – is at risk. So what can you do to avoid becoming a statistic? The first thing to consider is […]

Horrific, or in extreme cases, fatal injuries caused by unsafe use of angle grinders are tragically all too common. But they can be avoided if you follow safe work practices. Grinders are very versatile in the ways they can be used. Because of this it is vital to understand the tool and prepare for what […]

If you work on or near electricity, never work live. This is the most important rule for electricians, those most at risk of electrical injuries. In the past four years, six people died in NSW workplaces and eight were permanently disabled as a result of electrical work. Eris McCarthy, a 30-year veteran of the electrical […]

Did you know that the rate of serious injury claims in the housing construction industry is higher than any other industry? In fact, 60 per cent of all housing construction injury claims are considered major, in comparison to the NSW average of 35 per cent. Good planning and scheduling can address some of the main […]