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Health and safety update – concerns about..

Members operating throughout most parts of Victoria are likely to experience ‘very poor’ or ‘hazardous’ air quality intermittently.

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Master Builders Victoria supports communities..

Master Builders Victoria express our support for communities around Australia affected by the devastating fires.

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Reminder: New OHS code amendments in effect..

Amendments to 11 compliance codes made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) came into effect Thursday 19 December 2019.

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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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Coroner warns against creation of industrial manslaughter offence

South Australian State Coroner, Mark Johns, has warned that “introducing an offence of industrial manslaughter will exacerbate the use of defensive litigious strategies...

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New changes to Chain of Responsibility in the Heavy Vehicle National Law

On 1 October 2018, changes were introduced into the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) regarding Chain of Responsibility (CoR), whereby all parties in the supply...

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New falls compliance codes for domestic and general construction

WorkSafe Victoria has finalised and released two compliance codes, which Master Builders considers the “Bible” for safe work at heights and prevention of falls...

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Suicide prevention awareness and upskilling for our industry

The initiative, lead by the counselling team at Incolink, and developed in consultation with industry stakeholders, including Master Builders’ OHS unit, is focused...

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Mental health and wellbeing is not just an annual concern

The official day for considering the mental well-being of our friends and colleagues, R U Ok? Day, may have come and gone for 2018, but the importance of fostering...

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