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Category: Corporate Health & Fitness

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Aged Care Health And Safety Report Card

Aged Care Health And Safety Report Card

Aged care workers in Australia are at a high risk of injury from performing manual handling tasks according to the latest Aged Care Workforce Survey. More than 240,000 workers are employed in direct care roles in the aged care sector. Of these 147,000 work in residential facilities, and 93,350 in community outlets. Personal Care Attendants […]

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New Report Shows Link Between WHS and Improved Business Performance

New Report Shows Link Between WHS and Improved Business Performance

A new report commissioned by Safe Work Australia has identified links between investing in workplace health and safety and better business performance. The report by the University Of Melbourne’s Centre for Workplace Leadership found that by improving worker safety and reducing the likelihood of poor health in workers businesses can substantially increases performance in terms of increased productivity, lower costs, greater innovation […]

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2014 NSCA Awards Announced

2014 NSCA Awards Announced

The NSCA National Safety Awards of Excellence were announced recently. Congratulations from everyone at Safety Concepts to all the winners and those organisations who were recognised for their contribution to safety in the workplace. The NSCA Awards are Australia’s longest running, independent awards, recognising outstanding Work Health and Safety initiatives. Now in their 22nd year, […]

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Bullying and Stress in Public Service

Public servants make over 4000 serious workers compensation claims each year in Australia, with stress and bullying claims the fastest growth area. The trend continues despite the fact Australia has legislated that it is against the law to injure or harm an employee.

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Early Intervention Pays Off for Return to Work

Early intervention in workplace related injuries could save Australian businesses billions in lost productivity and health care costs.  To calculate the economic costs to Australian businesses of lost time injuries one needs to include sick leave, staff replacement, turnover, job dissatisfaction, lost productivity, increased conflict, training, poor morale and an increased likelihood of injury. Studies […]

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Public Companies Behind on WHS Reporting

Public Companies Behind on WHS Reporting

Only one in three public companies report injury statistics according to a new report by investment bank Citi. This startling statistic was released in a recent report into public company death and injury data. The report, released last week shows that of a total sample of 117 companies, 88 report injuries and only 78 companies (or […]

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Don’t Ignore Bullying in the Workplace

Don’t Ignore Bullying in the Workplace

    From 1 January 2014, a worker, for example an employee, contractor, apprentice or volunteer who reasonably believes they have been bullied at work may apply to the Fair Work Commission for an order to stop the workplace bullying.

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Diabetes in the Workplace

Diabetes in the Workplace

  Over the past few years more workers are affected by Diabetes and there has been a significant increase in the number of workers who have been diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 .    

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Ergonomics – the science of designing the environment around the individual to reduce the risk of injury

Ergonomics – the science of designing the environment around the individual to reduce the risk of injury

  In an era where most office workers are required to sit at a computer for long periods of time it is even more important to have a good understanding of ergonomics and to make sure your workstation is meeting the necessary requirements for a comfortable and safe environment.

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Safety Management System – Free Assessment

Safety Management System – Free Assessment

Proven Safety Management System now available for free review. The IMS Safety Management System has been at the core of one of Australia’s largest government departments’s OHS compliance for over a decade. Now you have the opportunity to introduce the same highly developed and proven safety management system to your own organisation.  The IMS Safety Management System provides full control of […]

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