Work Place Safety

/Work Place Safety
9 07, 2020

Manual Handling


Manual Handling - How to prevent workplace injuries. When we think of workplace safety, instantly we think about vehicle incidents, electricity problems or even exposure to chemicals. However, based on statistics from Safe Work Australia, musculoskeletal disorders are the most common work-related condition in Australia despite the fact there are known methods to eliminate or minimise them. Accounting for 39.3 per cent of work-related injuries over 2017, manual handling recorded significantly higher occurrences than slips, trips and falls, hits from moving objects and vehicle incidents. Almost every workplace involves performing some sort of manual handling task to get the job [...]

Manual Handling2021-05-21T08:45:18+09:30
23 03, 2020

What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)


What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection. Find out who is at risk and what you should do if you think you have COVID-19. How it spreads The virus can spread from person to person through: close contact with an infectious person (including in the 24 hours before they started showing symptoms) contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze touching objects or surfaces [...]

What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)2021-05-21T08:47:17+09:30
24 02, 2020

Forklift Safety – Reducing the Risks


Forklift Safety - Reducing the Risks Forklifts cause 10 percent of workplace injuries in factories and warehouses. However, most of these incidents can be prevented, especially when workers and businesses work together to improve health and safety at work.  Combining safety equipment, pedestrian and operator safety training, clearly demonstrates that your business takes a proactive approach to safety. Below are some simple tips to follow to ensure safe operation of forklifts. Although these tips are simple and quite basic they are a good starting point to support workplace health and safety guidelines. Inspect the Forklift Before Use Inspecting the truck [...]

Forklift Safety – Reducing the Risks2021-05-21T08:47:48+09:30
11 12, 2019

Fatigue Management At Work


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 include: [...]

Fatigue Management At Work2021-05-21T08:48:03+09:30
2 12, 2019

Noise Safety At Work


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 exposure [...]

Noise Safety At Work2021-05-21T08:48:30+09:30