PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Supplier backs safety

Supplier backs safety

EMPLOYERS must look beyond perceived causes of back injuries in the workplace to the real culprits when developing injury prevention strategies, according to an Australian safety products manufacturer.

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Workplaces must fall into line

Workplaces must fall into line

THE Civil Contractors Federation estimates that 32% of all Australian tradespeople are aged 45 years and over, and about 80,000 skilled tradespeople are expected to retire over the next five years. This ageing workforce will force companies to put more emphasis on health and safety in the workplace to prevent falls and slips, says a leading health and safety expert.

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Qld lifts inspection rates

Qld lifts inspection rates

THE Queensland Government has announced a million-dollar package to boost the level of health and safety inspections in the state's construction industry.

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Engineers in demand

Engineers in demand

A CHRONIC shortage of skilled engineers, architects and infrastructure project managers in Austraila would remain an ongoing problem unless governments took a more decisive role, according to a leading recruitment firm.

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Show puts safety in spotlight

Show puts safety in spotlight

THE increasing importance of workplace health and safety to construction industry equipment suppliers and contractors was likely to be underlined at the upcoming Safety Show and Conference in Sydney, the organiser says.

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Training boost for industry

QUEENSLAND’S construction industry is set to reap rewards from a multi-million dollar funding allowance provided to ensure there is enough trained labour to meet the state’s ambitious construction agenda.

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Corporations liable under OHS law

THE occupational health and safety duty of contracting companies with staff overseas has come under intense scrutiny following recent attacks on Australian workers abroad.

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QR boosts trainees

QUEENSLAND Rail will increase its apprentice intake this year, offering an additional 17 places for metal, fabrication and mechanical tradespeople.

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Supplier manages risk safety

A SYDNEY-based software company is taking a leading role in occupational health and safety with the release of new program aimed at streamlining risk assessment and elimination.

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Lofty goals for safety campaign

A JOINT Australian and New Zealand safety campaign targeting the building and construction industry’s biggest killer was launched yesterday.

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