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Apr 18

By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News 28 March 2018  Article link A viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury at a rehearsal of Wagner’s Die Walkure in 2012 has won a landmark High Court judgment against the Royal Opera House (ROH). The case won by Chris Goldscheider has huge implications for the industry…

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Mar 18

Investigators say guard turned off fire warning system during Russian shopping centre blaze A security guard at the Russian shopping centre where more than 60 people were killed in a fire had switched off the fire warning system and fire exits from the building were blocked, state investigators say.  The Investigative Committee said in a…

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Mar 18

Amendments have been made to the WHS Act, to reflect six of the eleven recommendations from the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Statutory Review Report. These changes came into effect on 21 March 2018. Some of the amendments are minor, however others provide clarity such as: The recording of interviews by a WHS…

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Mar 18

By Robin Bailey 22 March 2018 — 10:37pm The #MeToo movement has been a powerful force in helping to raise awareness of sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. It has provided a platform for those affected to speak openly about their ordeals. So far, most of the people who have come forward have been women,…

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Mar 18

Another incident has shocked the Cirque du Soleil family, aerialist Yann Arnaud died in hospital after a horrific fall during ‘Volta’ in Tampa. As to be expected, people on the outside of the industry are calling for stricter safety regulations, but will that actually work? I have high respect for aerialists and their approach to…

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Mar 18

A reminder not to underestimate the risks of CO2 gas, a popular special effect used in many shows. Many people are aware of the risk of frost with exposed metal elements, few realise the risk of exposure to this inert gas. Inert means that it won’t explode, it doesn’t mean it is harmless.  Low concentrations…

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Mar 18

State Environmental Planning Policy No. 64 – Advertising and Signage (SEPP 64) sets out planning controls for advertising and signage in NSW. The SEPP requires signage to be compatible with: the future character of an area, provide effective communication in suitable locations and be of high quality design and finish. Further the SEPP regulates signage, provides time-limited…

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Mar 18

In just ten days, the Event Safety Alliance will host its Severe Weather Summit at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, and we thought we would share some of the structural mishaps and tragedies that occurred in 2017 alone. We can learn from the structural mishaps and tragedies that have occurred worldwide by educating ourselves and others. According…

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Mar 18

By ANDREW MCMILLEN – The Australian Jon Coghill, former drummer of Powderfinger, who suffers tinnitus as a result of playing. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen Anyone who has attended a loud concert will be familiar with the sensation of ringing ears that can last long after the final note is played. Jon Coghill, who spent 18 years…

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Mar 18

The consultation period for changes proposed in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 is now open and the ABCB is seeking your feedback. With the recent release of the NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft stakeholders will be aware that a number of significant changes have been included. These changes have required assessment to determine the…

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