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Reducing exposure to silica dust

The exposure standard for crystalline silica, or silica dust, has been halved from 1.0mg/m3 to 0.05mg/m3.

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Workplace manslaughter laws: an update

We all agree that one workplace death is one too many and there’s no room for complacency on any worksite.

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Premier’s office pushes for stricter standards..

Victoria’s Labor Government announced its plan to push for tighter restrictions on workers’ daily exposure to silica dust.

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Reducing exposure to silica dust

The heads of Health and Safety Australia met with Safe Work Australia and voted for a new workplace exposure standard for crystalline silica, or silica dust, which...

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Workplace manslaughter laws: an update

Master Builders Victoria is committed to being part of a fair and rational solution to improve safety outcomes on construction sites, but from the standpoint that...

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Premier’s office pushes for stricter standards on airborne silica in...

As the leading voice of the building and construction industry, Master Builders Victoria is clearly supportive of any measures that make working conditions safer.

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Review of the model WHS laws: final report

25 February saw the release of the Review of the Model WHS: Final Report, which examines the functionality of the current national modern work health and safety laws.

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CEO Rebecca Casson appointed to State Government’s implementation taskforce...

The Victorian State Government announced today that the CEO of Master Builders Victoria, Rebecca Casson, will be appointed to the implementation taskforce to introduce...

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OHS prosecution demonstrates there is no need for industrial manslaughter

The recent prosecution of a self-employed owner of a scrap-metal facility for the OHS offence of reckless endangerment demonstrates that there is no need for an...

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