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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 Work2020-02-19T15:31:53+10:30
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 Work2020-02-19T15:33:21+10:30
27 11, 2019

Why housekeeping is important.


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 at [...]

Why housekeeping is important.2020-02-19T15:34:14+10:30
27 08, 2019

3 Point of Contact


3 Point of Contact Whether you’re exiting a vehicle, walking downstairs or climbing to the top of the ladder, maintaining 3 points of contact could save you from a nasty fall. Here are some simple safety rules that are worth revisiting and to go by in your day to day work. When to use this technique: When you are climbing, use at least three limbs (either two hands and one foot or one hand and two feet) should always be in contact with the equipment. The worker should be facing the equipment and take note that you cannot have [...]

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23 05, 2019

Safety Rules are your Best Tools


Safety Rules are your Best Tools. When you’re a learner driver, you follow the rules to the book!  Then the P-plates come off, you gain your licence and you find your own style of driving.  We are guilty of picking up bad habits on the road…. how many of us would actually pass our driving test on the first attempt now? It’s the same with using the tools of our trade, we use hand and power tools every day, but how often do we stop to think, are we using them safely?  These machines and power tools can cause serious [...]

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