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Moreland wins safety award at OneFortyOne

Harvesting contractor Moreland Holdings was a popular winner at the OneFortyOne Plantations inaugural safety awards taking out a major award for “Group or Company of the Year” for their outstanding commitment to workplace health and safety. Source: Timberbiz Morelands was recognised f
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Health assessment – forestry sector obese

One year ago, Alfonso del Rio was 110 kilograms and on the path to diabetes. He couldn’t climb a flight of stairs without leaning on the handrail, exhausted and gasping for breath. Confronted with worrying health assessment results, he was spurred into action. Source: The Age Th
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High Court says okay to protest in forests

The ability of state governments to curtail anti-logging and mining protests has been clipped by the High Court, in a landmark ruling. Source: The Australian Australia’s highest court earlier today struck down parts of Tasmanian legislation allowing protesters to be banned from forest
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Safe Work October

Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, has officially launched National Safe Work Month 2017, reminding Australians that safe workplaces happen when everyone shares their knowledge and experience about what makes work safe. Source: Timberbiz “October is National Safe
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Hui for forestry safety in NZ

Following three deaths and two near-misses in forestry in the Gisborne and East Coast district in the past six months a Ruatoria man has called for action. Source: Gisborne Herald Advocate for the grieving families and workers Joe McClutchie is behind a meeting aimed at producing posi
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Risky business

Australia’s 10 most dangerous professions claimed 170 lives in 2015, and many of the nation’s riskiest professions have stayed in the top 10 list for years. Source: Smart Company Comparison website Finder.com.au has tracked the professional sectors that reported the most fatalities an
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OneFortyOne finalists in safety innovation

OneFortyOne with its contractor partners in the OneSafe Group, are finalists in the 2017 Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) national Forest Industry Innovation Awards in the Innovation in Safety Category. Source: Timberbiz The OneSafe Group is a collective Green Triangle sa
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Focus on tradies in August

The most valuable part of a tradie’s toolkit is their health and safety and August is Tradies Health Month. Source: Timberbiz Safe Work Australia is calling on tradies to make their health – and the health of their co-workers – a priority. Michelle Baxter, Safe Work Australia CEO, sai
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Supersized firefighter

The Global SuperTanker – the largest, fastest, and most technologically advanced aerial firefighter in the world – has received interim approval from the US Interagency Airtanker Board (IAB) to fight fires in the United States. Source: Timberbiz The 17-month approval is si
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Firefighters wanted by NSW Forestry Corp

In the wake of one of the Hunter’s worst fire seasons on record, the call has gone out for seasonal firefighters to help bolster local firefighting ranks during the coming summer months. Source: Maitland Mercury NSW Forestry Corporation is advertising locally for firefighters in
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