PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

WESTERN Australia’s safety authority WorkSafe will conduct a week-long “saturation campaign” in Perth’s southern suburbs, ahead of a four-week pre-Christmas blitz across Perth construction sites.

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LEGISLATIVE reforms to occupational safety and health (OSH) laws passed in the Western Australian parliament this week introduce substantial fines and imprisonment for culpable employees and executives.

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A LEADING national training council has criticised Australia's civil construction sector training framework, saying it did not have elements needed to develop leadership skills in workers.

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Konecranes lifts safety standards

LIFTING specialist Konecranes’ three-week safety overhaul of OneSteel Martin Bright’s Somerton plant has seen major improvement to productivity and a strict maintenance schedule implemented.

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PROSPECTIVE roof plumbers will be able to complete apprenticeships at three Queensland TAFE campuses from the middle of next year, which is expected to alleviate some of the current trade shortages in the building industry.

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THE Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined the growing list of businesses rallying the Federal Government to urgently address the damaging skills shortages affecting almost all industries.

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Numbers aboard TAFE train

MORE stringent workplace health and safety standards are helping to boost enrolments in TAFE construction equipment training courses, says the Southern Queensland branch.

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Safety show dates announced

THE timing of the 2005 Safety in Action conference has been announced as its sister event in Sydney kicked off this week.

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PART III Selling safety: OHS in the boardroom

THE final report in a three-part CEN series examines changes in workplace safety management, as seen through the eyes of three safety experts who will speak at this week’s Safety Conference in Sydney.

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PART II Selling safety: OHS in the boardroom

IN a three-part series, CEN examines changes in workplace safety management through the eyes of three safety experts who will speak at this week’s Safety Conference in Sydney.

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