1612, 2019

Fear of family festivities? Change the conversation.

By |December 16th, 2019|Career|0 Comments

Fear of family festivities? Change the conversation. It's perfectly acceptable to approach the holiday season with dread. A big part of this is due to memories of past lunches and dinners where things didn't always go well. But there's more to it. By the time the holiday break comes around, many of us are exhausted from work so the pressure of being with family just stresses us out even more. As crazy as being around family can be, some of us would be very lonely without them. Be proactive and plan a conversation We plan food, we plan [...]

1112, 2019

Fatigue Management At Work

By |December 11th, 2019|Work Place Safety|0 Comments

Fatigue Management At Work. We’ve all been there. It’s 2 p.m. and lunch is over, but instead of feeling recharged and focused.  You’re ready to curl up in a corner, turn off the lights and take a nap. No one will notice, right? While it’s completely normal to hit the dreaded afternoon slump, what happens when this feeling is around all day, every day? Workplace fatigue isn’t just being physically tired—it’s being mentally exhausted. So, what is work fatigue? Safe Work Australia define fatigue as “a mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces your ability to perform your work safely and effectively”. Signs of fatigue [...]

212, 2019

Finding your work life balance

By |December 2nd, 2019|Career|0 Comments

Finding Your Work Life Balance ‘Work-life balance’ is a phrase you probably hear often – and it describes a goal that anyone who’s ever been employed relates to. However a OECD report found that Australia ranks in the bottom third of all countries for work-life balance with one in five males and 7 per cent of females employees worked 50 hours or more per week. Juggling the need to earn money and fulfilling the need to have non-work interests, and commitments is challenging. In an ideal world, your professional and personal life should support and strengthen one another. Whether [...]

212, 2019

Noise Safety At Work

By |December 2nd, 2019|Work Place Safety|0 Comments

Noise Safety At Work. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the single greatest cause of permanent hearing loss in Australia - and it's also the most preventable. Over the past four years there were 65,300 reported claims for deafness in Australia. Over one-third (35%) of these claims were made by employees in the manufacturing industry while 18% came from construction. How noise damage occurs Sound stimulates tiny hair-like cells in your inner-ear, which send messages to your brain. NIHL occurs because excessive noise damages those delicate hair cells and cannot be cured.  Over time, it can get worse as noise [...]

2811, 2019

How To Make Work Matter

By |November 28th, 2019|Career|0 Comments

Motivating your Team: How to Make Work Matter. In today’s world, it is no longer enough for managers to simply oversee their employees; instead, to get the most of them, bosses need to inspire and motivate their staff. If you do a good job, your employees are more likely to be loyal partners in helping you build a thriving company with growing profits. Agree?  Here, are some ways you can motivate your team, to make it count and make it matter. Share your vision and set clear goals Just as a sport coach often makes his players imagine [...]

2711, 2019

Why housekeeping is important.

By |November 27th, 2019|Work Place Safety|0 Comments

Why housekeeping is important. To some people, the word “housekeeping” means cleaning floors , removing dust, and organizing clutter. But in a work setting, it means much more. Housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces and a good  routine will help keep you safe from hazards. So what are the benefits of keeping things spick and span? Slips, trips, falls, cuts, and punctures are just a few of the injuries that can be related to poor housekeeping.  So, where do you start? Here are some ways that you and your co-workers can do your bit to keep everyone safe [...]

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