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Welcome to the July 29 edition of SafetyNet. 

It is with great sadness that we report that there have been two workplace fatalities since our last edition. The VTHC sends sincerest condolences to the family, friends and work colleagues of the deceased men. 

The number of new infections in Victoria is still concerning, but the good news is that the numbers over the past couple of days have come down. This week we bring you more news from around the state, the country and world. A bit of good news: the VTHC has great masks available for sale - check them out here.  

Make sure you stay informed in between editions of journal by going to our We Are Union: OHS Reps Facebook page. If you have any questions or need any advice, we can be reached via the Ask Renata facility on the website or through the closed OHS Network Facebook page. 

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