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Green construction is no safer

Green construction is no less hazardous for workers than the less environmentally concerned alternative, a US study has found. Researchers from Oregon State University and East Carolina University compared reportable injury and illness rates at sites building to the highly sought after green Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard with comparable conventional sites.  […]
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Green builders don’t build in safety

Not enough is being done to ensure green jobs are safe jobs, a US union health and safety expert has warned. Walter Jones, a safety specialist with the union-run Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America, told delegates to the American Public Health Association annual conference in Philadelphia this week that the shift toward greener […]
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Australia: Union boss on green building board

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has appointed a trade union heavyweight to its board in the hope of finding new opportunities for ‘green collar’ workers. Sharan Burrow, president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has been appointed to the board. Announcing the appointment, the GBCA’s Chair Tony Arnel said Ms Burrow would be […]
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