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Category: Employers Safety Tips

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Working in or around Mobile Plant

The interaction between powered mobile plant and pedestrians needs to be managed and monitored to keep your construction site safe. Worksafe Queensland tells us there are around 200 serious injuries involving mobile plant in the construction industry every year.

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Return to Work Warning

Return to Work Warning

WorkSafe has issued a reminder to pay particular attention to safety when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that people returning to work after the festive break needed to be especially mindful of workplace risks. “Nine Western Australians have lost their lives in work-related incidents so far […]

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Reducing Noise Risk in the Workplace

Reducing Noise Risk in the Workplace

We get asked all the time about workplace noise and what can be done to reduce the risk of long term loss of hearing. Construction sites and manufacturing centres in particular can be very noisy places and it’s important that employers and staff take necessary precautions to ensure they do not risk damaging their hearing […]

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Check you’ve thought of everything for your Work Christmas Party

Check you’ve thought of everything for your Work Christmas Party

  This is an article written by our friends at the Skills Shack.

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YOUR SAFETY OBLIGATIONS AT THE XMAS PARTY

YOUR SAFETY OBLIGATIONS AT THE XMAS PARTY

We first published this article in 2012.  We thought we would re-post as a timely reminder to be mindful of safety when celebrating the festive season! Christmas is here and it’s a time for celebration.  But what are your work safety obligations? For most of us Christmas involves a party or function of some kind […]

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Useful Links for Safety Month

It’s still Safe Work Australia month across Australia. What have you done to encourage people to concentrate on and improve safety in their workplaces? Raising awareness of work health and safety and encouraging your co-workers to speak up about hazards can save lives. If you are looking for more ways to get involved in Safety Month 2014 here […]

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Queensland Plans Activities for Safe Work Month

This October is Safe Work Month. In Queensland over 35 events will be held throughout the state for workers to attend and remember that the most important reason for workplace safety is not at work at all. According to Work Cover Queensland this year is the year to be involved. Safety leadership, success stories that […]

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The Mobile Workplace

When using a car for business use that car is seen as a workplace under the OHS Act. As such employers have an obligation to ensure that workers are trained in safe operation of the car. Yet very few employers invest in safe driving courses, defensive driving programs or refresher projects for their workers. Instead […]

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Important FIFO Risk Check

The media has been reporting on an alarming number of suicides amongst Fly in and Fly Out (FIFO) workers. Particularly in Western Australian and Queensland, questions have been raised about the state of the Australian workforces’ mental health. This is a real threat to any organisation but workforces located in remote areas are particularly vulnerable. An […]

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Research Says Sitting For Long Hours a Health Hazard

Australian employers could be breaching workplace health and safety laws by requiring “excessive sitting” by workers, according to Perth-led research in the Medical Journal of Australia. Research undertaken by Curtin University warn 75 per cent of office workdays were spent sitting, including multiple unbroken stints of at least 30 minutes. According to the research paper […]

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