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Improving Safety for Everyone on Construction Sites

Where does your company sit on the safety spectrum? According to a new report from ACA Research, a lot depends on the integration of your safety practices and proper identification and management of risks. Procore commissioned the SafetyInsite WHS in Australian Construction research to understand how Australian construction firms are tracking across key indicators.

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Australia

Thinking Better and Doing Better With Scaffold Safety

Scaffolding is essential for most building projects, but according to SafeWork NSW, it’s also something too many sites just are not getting right. As part of Safe Work Month, the results of a recent inspection blitz across both urban and regional worksites were revealed, showing that almost half of the sites used unsafe scaffolding.

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Australia

Getting On The Front Foot About Mental Health

A proactive approach to good mental health is crucial for the construction industry, which sees a disproportionate number of its workforce affected by mental health issues. Those working in the construction industry are more than twice as likely to suicide as other people in Australia, and about 21% of the workforce is estimated to suffer from some form of a mental health condition.

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Health

OSHA Takes Flight With Drone Use

Until recently OSHA visits have come mostly in the form of on-the-ground safety inspections, but late last year the agency began conducting jobsite inspections using camera-equipped aerial drones, raising some privacy concerns in the industry.

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Health

It’s Not Time You Need To Manage, It’s Your Energy

When you are fatigued you are also going to have trouble focusing, understanding, and solving problems. But, you still need to work the hours necessary to get the job done. Here is practical advice for managing your energy, starting with taking stock of how your personal choices affect your energy stores.

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