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Poor Workplace Health and Safety Costing Billions

The economic cost of work related injury and illness in Australia is estimated to be costing $60 billion a year in lost productivity or just under 5% of Gross Domestic Production (GDP). A report released by Safe Work Australia (2012) showed the true cost to Australian business of poor HSE practices is significant. A lost time to […]

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2009 – 2010 OHS Statistics

This infographic based on 2009-2010 statistics highlights the facts and figures of worker incidents as they relate to safety in the workplace. In particular it highlights the following: • There has been a drop in workers compensation claims showing new standards for safety are working. • Transportation, manufacturing and farming/agriculture industries have the highest number […]

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New Video on Zero Harm

Here is a new video created by Worksafe Queensland to promote zero harm in the workplace. We love the fact so many well respected business leaders have contributed and given their time. This is a great message about the importance of workplace safety and one that we hope others share.

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Work Related Fatalities Reduce

Work related fatalities in Australia have reduced to the lowest number in eight years. According to a recent results published by Safe Work Australia into work-related traumatic injury fatalities 374 workers died in Australia from a workplace traumatic injury in 2010-2011.  A total of 220 of these 374 workers (59 percent) died from injuries incurred at work, 110 […]

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Australian Injury Management and Workers Compensation Summit 2013

The Australian Injury Management & Workers Compensation Summit will be held at the Bayview Boulevard Hotel in Sydney from the 4th to the 6th of February 2013. The conference comprehensively covers workplace injury from prevention to workers compensation claims management and return to work strategies. The summit will practically demonstrate the best practice strategies to prevent […]

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Communicating Safety in the Workplace

We all know that effective communication is an important part of ensuring a safe work environment in your organisation.  But do we really know if our communication is effective? Is there any feedback?  For instance you can put as many safety signs or hazard notices around your workplace as you like, but are people reading […]

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Emergency Evacuations are Fun

We’ve all been there…. You are working away when the alarm goes off, everyone looks to each other smiling, the smile turns to a quizzical look, then there is a final look of resignation and realisation (perhaps mixed with an element of irritation) that the alarm is going for a reason and you have to […]

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OHS Compliance Drops in ACT Construction

A reduction in Worksafe inspectors has been blamed for a significant fall in OHS compliance by construction firms in the Australian Capital Territory. A recent study revealed that just 35 per cent of inspected businesses complied with health and safety laws in 2011-12, compared with 54 per cent in 2009-10. This is a serious deterioration on previous years’ […]

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How New OHS Laws Impact Aged Care

The new Harmonised OHS Laws affect the aged care workforce in many ways.  Aged care operators in most states in Australia are now covered under the new Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The legislation is uniform and intended to ensure that all workers in Australia have the same standard of health and safety protection […]

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OHS Guide Books are Commonsense

Our friend Jamie Copeland from Western Australia shared this insight. As long as I can remember there has always been an underlying theme in response to safety presentations and safety information. At the age of 17, I started work at a large mine site in the north-west of Western Australia and I remember it vividly. […]