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Category: Practical Tips

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Reducing The Risk Of Fire In Vehicles and Mobile Plant

This alert highlights the importance of inspection and maintenance to reduce the risk of fire in vehicles and other mobile plant.  Background In the first half of 2011, NT WorkSafe received in excess of 20 notifications of fires in vehicles and other mobile plant. The incidents have occurred throughout the Territory, with the bulk of […]

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Overview of WHSQ interventions for 2011-2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland each year identifies problem areas to focus audit and compliance measures over the next 12 months. Here is a sneak peek at the 2011-2012 campaigns. For 2011-12, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland interventions will target industries and work practices where statistics show more needs to be done to protect workers. […]

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Reduce Injuries In The Timber Industry

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has developed new guidelines to help protect the state’s 20,000 timber workers and reduce workplace injuries in the industry. Industrial Relations Minister Cameron Dick launched the Sawmilling Industry Health and Safety Guide at a timber industry safety workshop recently. More than 20,000 Queenslanders and their families depend on the timber […]

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Managing Hazards In The Building Industry

Working in the building industry can pose serious hazards.  Here are some basic tips to help manage those hazards to protect your staff and other contractors working on site.  Remember, Safety Concepts has a consulting service, so if you need assistance with anything please feel free to contact us for more information! General •Ensure work method […]

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Shift Work – Tips on How to Manage It!

This information bulletin has been produced for workers on nightshift by WorkSafe NT. Understanding the difference shift work makes to the way the body functions can help adjust to a different pattern of life. Why is shift work different from day work?  The basic problem with shift work is having to work at times the […]

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Noise in the Workplace – What You Should Know!

This fantastic publication issued by WorkSafe SA provides great information on: noise and risks to health relevant noise legislation what employers, workers and self-employed persons should know noise and hearing protectors noise hazard identification checklist decibel levels of common sounds where you can get further information Click to view the publication on Noise We’d love to hear your […]

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Keeping Safe at Work When Nursing

Nursing Australia recognises that employees should be able to contribute to the identification and implementation of practical solutions to help maintain a safe working environment. The onus is on everyone to be responsible for safety and to strive to eliminate potential hazards. 1) Dealing with Aggression Healthcare workers may be exposed to patients, family members […]

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Machine Guarding – For What It’s Worth!

Andrea Rowe has been a Safety and Risk Advisor with Safety Action Pty Ltd for five years. She has investigated many machine-related incidents and educated workers around the world in applying a ‘zero access’ standard to machinery safeguarding. Every day in Australia about two workers suffer an amputation. Australia’s work health and safety laws are some […]

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Forklift Safety

Carolyn Kennedy (Project Manager, WorkSafe) tells us why forklifts and people don’t mix. Even though fatalities involving forklifts have reduced significantly over the past decade, incidents involving forklifts and pedestrians continue at an unacceptably high rate – 143 between January 2010 and February 2011. Around 80 per cent of these occurred in warehousing environments. What […]

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Machinery Lock-out Procedures that Work

Our friend Chris Miranda from Mac Safety Consultants has some advice on how to avoid machinery risks and save lives. Follow his six safety steps and create your own lock-out procedure.