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August is Tradies National Health Month

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jul, 2014

The Australian Physiotherapy Association together with Steel Blue have declared August the National Tradies’ Health Month to educate and engage tradies on the importance of health and safety.

Queensland safety watchdog reminds businesses to establish healthy choices for workers

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2012

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland reminds businesses to start the New Year right by introducing healthy choices for workers. In a news release, Queensland’s safety watchdog said, “While the topic of conversation in the lunch room or at breaks is on losing weight and healthy diets, it is a good time to look at the …

Free webinar on managing hazardous workplace tasks

Reported by Haydee | 21 Aug, 2012

A free webinar will be conducted by WorkCover NSW this month to assist businesses in understanding how to better manage hazardous manual tasks in their workplaces. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson said the webinar is part of the Focus on Industry program targeting the 10 highest risk industries in …

Inspectors to visit Shepparton for Safe Towns campaign

Reported by Haydee | 07 Aug, 2012

WorkSafe inspectors will target Shepparton for its upcoming workplace safety inspections, from 13-17 August. Specialised WorkSafe Return to Work Inspectors will also participate in ensuring workplaces with workers’ compensation claims meet their obligations in helping injured workers with return to work planning. WorkSafe Group Leader for Shepparton, Simon Brown said they would take a ‘no …

WorkCover promotes safety improvements in the livestock saleyard industry

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jun, 2012

WorkCover NSW together with the cattle saleyard industry is delivering on their commitment to improve safety in the industry as a program of visits to saleyards across the state is launched. An Action Plan was developed after a Narrabri stock handler was killed in 2010 when he was hit by a cattle saleyard gate as …

Musculoskeletal injuries affecting 43 Victorian workers every day

Reported by Haydee | 11 Jun, 2012

Every day 43 Victorians are seriously hurt with musculoskeletal injuries, according to Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips who launched today a new year-long WorkCover campaign targeting musculoskeletal injuries. “Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common workplace injury, costing nearly $1 billion a year in medical costs, wages and other expenses,” said Mr Rich-Phillips. “They affect the body’s …

Slips, trips and falls and Tensabarrier

Reported by Haydee | 13 Apr, 2012

Photo: Safety & Health Expo Slips, trips and falls are some of the main causes of workplace accidents. According to Comcare, workers’ compensation claims with a date of injury in three financial years show that slips, trips and falls of a person accounted for nearly 17 percent of all accepted claims and more than 37 million …