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Queensland Construction & Manufacturing Industry Prepares for Silica Code of Practice

Queensland construction & manufacturing companies are counting down to the release of a new Code of Practice (CoP) for Managing respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in construction and manufacturing of construction elements.  Workplace exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is known to cause irreversible lung disease and cancer. This is preventable with the implementation of good occupational hygiene practices.  Together with other world-class occupational…

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NATA celebrates 75 years of operations

NATA is Australia’s leading national accreditation body, providing government-backed assessment against a number of international standards for organisations that perform specific types of technical and scientific activities. Nata certified organisations can enjoy a range of benefits and competitive advantages, including: Assurance from globally recognised, government-endorsed and peer-reviewed accreditation. Demonstrated competence based on commitment to quality, safety and reliability. Recognition on a national and international level…

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Making the move from nurse to occupational hygienist

Lisa Connolly started her career journey in nursing in 1993 after graduating from the University of Canberra. With a strong passion for patient care, Lisa went on to complete further study in paediatric nursing, midwifery, and emergency nursing. While she still enjoyed many aspects of nursing, after twenty years in the industry Lisa realised she was ready for a new challenge. Pictured: Occupational Hygiene Consultant, Lisa Connolly. In…

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Congratulations to GCG’s newly appointed Federal Safety Officers

Congratulations to GCG’s Senior WHS Consultants Antony Stafford and Brad Matthews in being successful in the Office of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC) selection process, joining Brett Jones and Craig Hutton in the list of GCG accredited Federal Safety Officers (FSO). Federal Safety Officers (FSOs) are independent consultants engaged by the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) to conduct audits under the Work Health and Safety Accreditation…

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National Dust Disease Taskforce releases final report following Silicosis investigation

The National Dust Disease Taskforce (NDDT) recently delivered their final report following a two-year investigation into the increased prevalence of silicosis in Australia. The review examined the systems currently in place for the prevention, early identification, control and management of accelerated silicosis from engineered stone, and broader occupational dust diseases.  The Taskforce took into consideration 120 stakeholder submissions, held 11 targeted sessions, and consulted…

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