The presence of powered mobile plant in workplaces presents a range of hazards that have the potential to cause harm to people or damage property.
Falls from height are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths in the construction industry.
People who work near or with vehicles and mobile plant are at risk with incidents involving moving plant frequently linked to injuries and deaths.
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.
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 …
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Plant and machinery are a major cause of death and serious injuries across Australian cane farms. The risk of suffering serious injury is high during the harvesting season when cane harvesters and haulouts are operated close to workers on the ground.
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.
Tradies National Health Month is an initiative of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) that aims to encourage tradies to pay more attention to their health and safety.
In an ideal world, every product or service purchased would be consistently delivered of a high quality to satisfy customers.
A world-first study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney found that in 2013, physical inactivity cost INT $67.5 billion globally in healthcare costs and lost productivity.
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.
These are workers who have so much more to worry about other than bad coffee and a nosy boss.
The National Farm Safety Week is an annual event held across Australia during the third week of July. The event highlights the importance of safety on farms.
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.
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
The transport, postal and warehousing sector employs approximately 628,600 persons, this account for around 5.3% of the total Australian workforce.
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.
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.
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 …
Many people are exposed to heat when working, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Heat illness occurs when the body cannot sufficiently cool itself.