Tag: "Workplace Health"


Does Your Safety Measure Up?

There are several reasons why it is important to measure health and safety performance. The primary reason is to gather information and data relating to the effectiveness of the strategies and procedures in place. Measuring health and safety provides information about how the system is working and forms the basis of continual improvement. If measurement […]


Public Comment and Consultation

Public comment period open for five new model Codes of Practice: Five new national work health and safety model Codes of Practice are currently open for public comment. They are: Safe Design, Manufacture, Import and Supply of Plant Working in the Vicinity of Overhead and Underground Electrical Lines Traffic Management in Workplaces Scaffolding Work Formwork […]


New Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy

Safe Work Australia recently released it’s ‘Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022: Healthy, Safe and Productive Working Lives’ in draft form for public comment. The first of seven action areas targeted by the draft strategy is Health and Safety by Design. In this section is an outline of how structures, plant, equipment and substances […]


Latest Fatality at WA BHP Facility

BHP Billiton‘s safety record has copped a fresh blow with the seventh worker in about three years to die at its WA operations. While the death went unreported to the share market, a media statement said a “significant incident has occurred at approximately 04:45 this morning” on the 8th July 2011. “This incident has resulted […]


Online Health Management for Employees

Employee health programs deliver results that go straight to the bottom line. That is the message from some enlightened corporates in the US who have taken a positive approach to employee health …


Physical Movement for Health at Work

About a year ago a friend received a promotion at his work. He went from a ‘hands-on’ Supervisor and trainer “on the floor” which entailed fairly physically-intensive work …


Fatigue at Work

One of our Safety Concepts Readers, Derek – a Safety Advisor in the Construction Industry requested some tips and remedies for fatigue and sleep deprivation.

Firstly, let’s look at sleep …


Office Exercises and Stretches

We’ve received a request for some simple stretching exercises as a follow-up to the Office Work Breaks for a Healthy Mind and Body article. So here’s some more information:

If you find yourself …


Stress and Soft Tissue Injuries

This is the final segment of Les Henley’s research into the links between Stress and MSDS. Today’s section continues to talk of the link between stress and soft tissue injuries, and lists …


Office Work Breaks for a Healthy Mind and Body

Spending a large amount of time in front of a computer, whether it be for data entry, html coding, or as you chat live to your clients overseas – you need to take breaks! You’d be surprised …