Individual attitudes to workplace health and safety are a significant, but often, overlooked factor in workplace accidents. Leadership in safety means being proactive in controlling risks and always looking out for the safety of oneself and of others.
From over-the-counter medicines to illicit substances, drug and alcohol misuse accounts for a staggering proportion of deaths, illness and injuries in the workplace and the broader community, costing billions every year.
Unfortunately, aggressive behaviour is something we all can encounter in our daily lives. Handling these interactions can be difficult, as the wrong technique can jeopardise the safety of yourself and those around you.
The harmonisation of work health and safety laws, regulations and codes of practice is designed to create consistent standards for workers across Australia. While many things will remain the same, there are some key changes that you need to be aware of.
Whether you’re an employer or employee, a good many of us will use vehicles in our day-to-day lives. So much so, it can be easy to forget how much of a danger vehicles can be to ourselves, and the workplace.
“The most common cause of workplace injuries is also the most preventable” Every year, thousands of people are involved in slip and trip accidents and falls from height at work. These incidents are the most common cause of workplace injuries, but are also amongst the most preventable.
Food is an essential part of life. It can be a form of expression, a focus for recreation, and above all; nourishment. But how we prepare our food, will determine the degree of which our food is safe to eat.
Manual Handling injuries account for the vast majority of workplace injuries. Targeted at retail employees, this video contains new information on risk analysis and assessing the load, in compliance with the latest guidelines.
Aged care workers have a higher-than-average chance of being seriously injured at work. While most of these injuries are caused by incorrect manual handling practices, there exists a broad range of hazards, all of which have the potential to significantly impact on health and safety.
Caring for the elderly involves a range of diverse hazards. From slips, trips and falls, to the safe evacuation of residents during an emergency, the health and safety of aged care workers is closely linked to that of the people in their care.