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Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Feb 23rd 2021

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Man crushed by 250-kilogram rubbish chute. 

A worker suffered injuries after being crushed by a rubbish chute that dislodged at a Neutral Bay construction site last week. Paramedics treated the man for suspected leg, shoulder and rib injuries before transporting him to the Royal North Shore hospital.

Inspector Dennis Bungener from the NSW Ambulance said, 'Paramedics, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Police worked together to extricate him from underneath the debris.'

The accident occurred in the same week SafeWork NSW inspectors commenced a compliance blitz in the north of the state targeting unsafe working systems.

Department of Customer Service Executive Director of Compliance & Dispute Resolution, Tony Williams, said as part of a regional crackdown on the industry, SafeWork Inspectors will be focusing on-site housekeeping, height safety, falling objects, electrical, moving plant operations, and controlling risks related to silica and asbestos.'

SafeWork NSW is investigating the incident.

Full story found on the ninenews website.


Managing mental health for executives. 

The global pandemic has taught us that managing mental health is of high importance.

New research by Oracle has shown that during the pandemic, mental health issues among executives has risen higher than employees on the whole.

A global survey found that 53% of executives had faced mental health problems since the global pandemic began, compared to 45% of employees.

Oracle's research also found that compared to employees, executives were more comfortable talking to an AI robot about their mental health and may find it hard to open up with their colleagues about their challenges.

For more information, head to the HRD website.

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