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Managing risks in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 12 Sep, 2016

Risk assessment is one of the most important aspects of good health and safety practice. An effective risk management allows a business to identify areas where workers face risks and put in place measures to control these risks.

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Tips for safe livestock handling to avoid injury

Reported by Stephen | 29 Aug, 2016

Farm workers are at risk of serious injury or even death when handling livestock. Shearing, dehorning, milking, roping animals, giving vaccination, feeding and loading animals on trucks are some of the tasks performed by livestock handlers. According to Safe Work Australia statistics, over the 10 year period from 2005 – 2014, 36% of injury claims …

New technology to ensure safety of Kiwi firefighters

Reported by Haydee | 16 Aug, 2016

Several incidents involving firefighting fatalities show that inadequate communication while working in fire grounds can cost the safety of emergency personnel and may contribute to the injuries and death of firefighters.

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Safety fails in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 01 Aug, 2016

Most of us are aware of the safety measures that we need to take to stay safe in our workplaces. Depending on the industry, these measures may differ.

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Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 11 Jul, 2016

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is essential for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons why workers are tested for drugs or alcohol is because impairment by alcohol or drugs increases the risk of suffering an injury.

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Importance of first aid compliance in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 04 Jul, 2016

People who are injured or become ill at work need immediate and appropriate medical attention. Workplace related injuries cost the Australian economy an estimated $60.6 billion each year, according to Safe Work Australia

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How to improve safety in the manufacturing industry

Reported by Stephen | 27 Jun, 2016

Workers in the manufacturing industry face many safety risks due to the nature of their job. Statistics from SafeWork Australia show the industry recorded 10 fatalities in 2015.

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Construction Site Safety: Traffic Management Plan

Reported by Monica | 23 Jun, 2016

All vehicles, mobile plant or other mobile equipment have the capacity to cause harm to people or damage property. Vehicles entering, exiting and moving around construction sites are hazards that have the potential to cause injury or death, not only to construction workers but pedestrians who are members of the public.

New Zealand Construction Industry: Double the Fatality Rate of All Other Sectors

Reported by Monica | 20 Jun, 2016

The New Zealand construction industry is one of the biggest industries in New Zealand and with close to 200,000 workers employed within the sector, it is also one of the most dangerous. Between 2008 and 2014, 68 workers lost their lives, that’s an average of almost 10 worker fatalities a year in the construction industry …

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Tips for preventing heat-related illness

Reported by Stephen | 13 Jun, 2016

Many people are exposed to heat when working, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Heat illness occurs when the body cannot sufficiently cool itself.