Tag: "risk"


Nurses face WHS Risks

Working in a hospital, aged care facility or health centre as a nurse is not for the faint of heart. Nurses spend almost their entire shift on their feet working long hours and dealing with fatigue on top of the unique risks around patient care. Nurses are faced with work related injury risks that are quite […]


Asbestos Hazards in Australian Workplaces

One of the lesser known hazards of the workplace is asbestos exposure. When asbestos fibres become airborne, they can enter the body through the nose or mouth. Once inside the body, these fibres cause long-term scarring of the lungs or tumors to form in the linings of internal organs. Onset of disease symptoms can take […]


Former Sparkies Insights on Risk Assessment

David Fulcher worked for over 50 years as an electrician and lived to tell the tale. Many others are not that lucky. David gives his insights into Risk Assessment from his long-term experience as an Electrician, and its impact on the industry…


Living with Fibro – Asbestos Alert

Does your fibro contain asbestos? The most accurate way to find out if your fibro contains asbestos is for experienced people to inspect and test it. You can’t tell by looking at it. Only fibro products made before 1987 contain asbestos. In NSW for example, the use of asbestos in fibro sheets was discontinued by […]


4 Essential Risk Management Steps

Every workplace has a certain amount of risk. Whether your workplace be a factory or an office, there is still a level of risk of injury to people. The process of managing that risk can be distilled down to a systematic process for addressing hazards in the workplace. The four essential steps to managing risk […]