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Safety Slogans

Creating Useful Safety Slogans Accidents in the workplace are an unfortunate occurrence, but can be prevented with some foresight. Many Health and Safety departments have long since tried to find the perfect way to ensure the safety of workers that is not only easy, but also cost affordable. However, it can be difficult to determine […]

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Common Workplace Hazards for Office Workers

There are many workplace hazards that can be found around the typical Australian office. Poor posture when working at a computer along with excessive time spent in an office chair can cause physical injury to an employee’s arms, neck and shoulders. Eye strain is another commonly reported injury. Computers also pose a threat in the […]

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Worksafe: WA model WHS legislation on its way

August 2014  On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament.  This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three […]

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National work health and safety guidance material released

July 2014  Safe Work Australia have just released nine packages of national guidance material to support the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and WHS Regulations. The topics are: Workplace traffic management Managing cash-in-transit security risks Managing risks in forestry operations Industrial lift trucks Amusement devices Safe design, manufacture, import and supply of plant […]

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Lowest number of work-related deaths in 11 years

July 2014  Australian workplaces have recorded the lowest number of fatalities in 11 years according to data released by Safe Work Australia today in the report Work-related Traumatic Fatalities, Australia 2014. The annual report found that 191 workers died from injuries received at work in 2013. Distressingly, the fatality rate for self-employed workers (4.39 deaths […]

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Dumb Ways to Die

Check out the 2012 safety campaign for Metro Trains in Melbourne, which become an international YouTube sensation. The quirky clip called ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ features animated characters killing themselves in a number of ‘dumb’ ways and was made to highlight the importance of being safe around trains. It has become one of the most […]

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Yara Pilbara chief calls for industry-wide safety training

16 April 2014 Yara Pilbara chief executive Mark Loquan has called for industry standardised safety training for mine site workers in Western Australia. Mr Loquan raised the idea at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy health and safety conference in Perth on Monday morning. He told delegates that the onshore sector is lagging behind the […]

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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a new course that supersedes the old Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety and provides a thorough familiarisation with the new Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011. This much sought after qualification is for both private and public sectors, as most employers require […]

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The Benefits of Health and Safety Consultants

Health and Safety Consultants are effectively used by industry and businesses to help provide protection to their employees in relation to their safety, health and welfare. They provide the establishment, and/or improvement of a safe and healthy work environment. It is important that businesses provide a safe and healthy workplace for moral, legal, and financial […]

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