Category Archives: OH&S News

Manual Handling – Identifying Risks and Designing Them Out

Manual Handling – Identifying Risks and Designing Them Out

Posted on 24 May, 2019 | In OH&S News

Manual handling is part of all workplaces. Whether an employee is lifting goods, pushing trolleys, or pulling doors, it’s all part of the umbrella of manual handling. Stacking shelves, working a conveyor line, picking items, entering data into a computer, or pulling pallets out of a stack are a..

Safe Work Australia releases guidance material for small business owners and operators

Safe Work Australia releases guidance material for small business owners and operators

Posted on 7 March, 2019 | In OH&S News

Government workplace health and safety body Safe Work Australia has released guidance materials for safety officers, outlining their roles, responsibilities, and duty of care. A mini site, including written manuals and video seminars is now available at the Safe Work Australia website. “If you..

Safe Work Australia issues new workplace chemical storage guide

Safe Work Australia issues new workplace chemical storage guide

Posted on 12 December, 2018 | In OH&S News

National workplace health and safety authority Safe Work Australia has issued a new chemical storage guide for workplaces, aiming to reduce chemical related injuries. The document, available at Safe Work Australia’s website shows both employers and employees how to safely identify, store, a..

WorkSafe Urges Caution As Victoria Enters High-Incident November and December

WorkSafe Urges Caution As Victoria Enters High-Incident November and December

Posted on 20 November, 2018 | In OH&S News

Worksafe Victoria has urged employers and workers to “slow down and put safety first” during November and December, the two months that account for 22.3% of all workplace deaths. According to WorkSafe, 53 Victorian workers died over November and December during 2008 and 2017. SafeWork ..

Safe Work Australia releases National Return to Work Survey

Safe Work Australia releases National Return to Work Survey

Posted on 16 November, 2018 | In OH&S News

The biannual Return to Work survey, commissioned by Safe Work Australia conducted by the Social Research Centre Melbourne (SRC) has been released for 2018. The Return to Work Survey compares the return to work experiences and outcomes of injured workers against a range of variables to ascerta..

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