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▶ 2 construction workers killed in Cecil County crash - YouTube

Jackie Luper, a road construction worker, was killed earlier after being hit by a drunk driver. Luper was doing cement work on Joyce Blvd in Fayetteville whe...
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This is a constant worry everytime a road worker steps out on the road to complete their jobs. I know myself, it is one of the biggest worries with road construction works and I have had many near misses whilst being field based. It happens very quickly and generally without any warning. Unfortunately, still road workers are being hit/killed by the travelling public in the course of their day.

No amount of risk control and paperwork is going to stop these terrible accidents. People need to slow down and read the signs - our mission is not to make you late or hold you up for longer. Generally the road workers are just doing their job and they all deserve to be returned to their families at the end of the day.

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Quotas the next bullet to fire at durable glass ceiling

Quotas the next bullet to fire at durable glass ceiling | Occupational Health and Safety - Quest 1 | Scoop.it
Women are still fundamentally under-represented on the nation's boards, underpaid by employers and under-recruited in job interviews.
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This Trucking Life - Four Corners

This Trucking Life - Four Corners | Occupational Health and Safety - Quest 1 | Scoop.it
Monday 3 February 2013 Long haul trucking is a tough way to make a living.
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The Chain of Responsibility for Heavy Vehicles comes into play within this episode of the Four Corners.

A total of 242 people have been killed in truck related accidents and they believe most could have been avoided. Where is the Chain of Responsibility and it is good to see that organisations are being reprimanded for their failure abide by safety regulations.

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Home | The Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Home | The Workplace Gender Equality Agency | Occupational Health and Safety - Quest 1 | Scoop.it
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This is a useful website for fact sheets and statistics in relation to gender diversity and equality. You are able to filter the information into categories, specific fields of works (construction, hospitality) and date ranges.

I find this site interesting as when I started in field based civil engineering I was the only female completing this works in the FNQ district and my closest counterpart was in Rockhampton. 

Why do I think this is relevant to OHS? I believe the management skills and abilities of the different genders are addressed and approached differently and even though women are a minority within construction sites and other areas we are able to still succeed in management position.

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Home - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Home - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland | Occupational Health and Safety - Quest 1 | Scoop.it
Find information on work health and safety in Queensland, including information for industry, legislation, penalties, obligations, licensing and training
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Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is an imperative part of my current works to ensure compliance with the the Acts, Regulations and Code of Practices.

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Thank God You’re Here – Safety Officer

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Thank God You’re Here – Safety Officer A classic skit from the Australian ad-lib comedy show “Thank God You’re Here” “Construction Site – Safety is For Sissy’s” – LOL Related PostsWe have always done it that way We have always done it that way...

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I loved this clip as I have seen similar happenings on site myself. Lack of responsibility and understanding within the work crews themselves of the importance of safety management in a major factor within the construction industry.

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Hello! Welcome to my site. If you haven’t already gathered by my page title, I am a budding in a career as an Occupational Health and Safety professional. This is a decision that I haven't made lightly and many interrelated factors have led me to this point. Although I do take my journey seriously and like getting down to the nitty-gritty of analysing things, I also love a good laugh along the way. Hopefully you'll find some of the same things which I am interested in also meaningful for yourself..... Here's a light-hearted comedy to have a chuckle at. Enjoy.

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Educating women: Cracks in the glass ceiling, Monash University

Educating women: Cracks in the glass ceiling, Monash University | Occupational Health and Safety - Quest 1 | Scoop.it
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This article outlines the changes with education and employment pertaining to gender equity. Particularly interesting the fact that over the last decade women are completing Year 12 studies and furthering their education. Would tie back to the glass ceiling effect - to enable employment and gender equity in the workplace women are generally required to further their education to be able to benchmark to the higher positions.

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Casualties of the Boom - Four Corners

Casualties of the Boom - Four Corners | Occupational Health and Safety - Quest 1 | Scoop.it
It's been described as the boom that keeps on giving - an export bonanza that will help Australia ride through a world-wide economic downturn.
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Social Impact of Mining on a small Queensland Town.

 

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The West Gate Bridge Memorial |

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Industrial Accident with no warning.

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MATES in Construction QLD | Mates in Construction

MATES in Construction QLD | Mates in Construction | Occupational Health and Safety - Quest 1 | Scoop.it
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This is a great organisation that raises awareness of suicide within the construction industry. It delivers training to staff to recognise and assist where their workmates may be suffering mental health issues that may lead to suicide.

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Death toll mounts up

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Fourteen more fatalities have been added to the official work-related death toll, according to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia.

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Why are people still dying from work related injuries and accidents? Makes you wonder what there employers are doing to manage workplace health and safety within their workplace.

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Stairway to Safety - Climbing to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change a light bulb

We made this video for all of the climbers in the tower industry who believe in safety. Nick Bassarab and Todd Horning from Safety One Training Inc. climb to...

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With all the modern technology in this world we are still using manpower to change a light bulb on a 1700 foot tower. Would have loved to be involved in the risk assessments leading into this activity and would hate to think what the ramifications were if they forgot or dropped the replacement light bulbs.

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