Category Archives: OH&S News

The Hazards Of Manual Handling

The Hazards Of Manual Handling

Posted on 3 March, 2021 | In Knowledge

Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics relating to work-related injuries show in the 2017-2018 period, manual handling tasks are causing nearly one in three injuries to Australian workers. Of the 13.4 million persons who had worked at some time in the last 12 months 4.2% first experienc..

Guidance on Working in Heat and Air Pollution: Safe Work Australia

Guidance on Working in Heat and Air Pollution: Safe Work Australia

Posted on 7 February, 2020 | In OH&S News

Federal workplace health and safety statutory body Safe Work Australia (SWA) has provided workplaces with updated guidance on working in extreme heat and air pollution, in wake of the bushfire emergency and record temperatures experienced around the country. Issued at the end of January this year..

Bushfires and Workplace Safety – Air Pollution Hazards

Bushfires and Workplace Safety – Air Pollution Hazards

Posted on 20 January, 2020 | In OH&S News

The devastating bushfires wreaking havoc around our nation have endangered countless lives in hundreds of communities. As of January, plumes of smoke haze have enveloped much of Australia, with smoke-filled winds reaching New Zealand and as far away as Peru and Argentina. NASA predicts that the bush..

Working with Silica and Products Containing Silica – an overview

Working with Silica and Products Containing Silica – an overview

Posted on 1 November, 2019 | In OH&S News

Safe Work Australia, the national statutory body overseeing workplace health and safety has published guidelines on working with silica and products containing silica. If you are a person undertaking or conducting a business, you should be aware that many construction materials contain silica, inclu..

Safe Work Australia unveils “Be A Safety Champion” Theme for October Safe Work Month

Safe Work Australia unveils “Be A Safety Champion” Theme for October Safe Work Month

Posted on 14 August, 2019 | In OH&S News

Federal workplace health and safety statutory body Safe Work Australia (SWA) has unveiled the theme for this October’s National Safe Work Month as “Be a Safety Champion.” The theme according to SWA is “that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champi..

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