It isn’t surprising Australians call the December to January period the silly season. It is one of the busiest times of the year. It is also one of the most dangerous periods for workers. It is important to be aware of physical injuries as well as mental health mental health in the workplace. (more…)
It is essential to be aware of safety, hazards & risks in your workplace & more so for those in the construction industry. Working at heights & near utilities are high risk activities & currently a focus for SafeWork NSW (refer our article Safety Regulators Crackdown).
Recent research found employers are failing to acknowledge & address the mental health of their staff. As part of a SafeWork strategy, a group of experts identify construction & scientific industries as the worst offenders.
October is National Safe Work Month. A SafeWork Australia initiative that is highlighted by the annual Australia wide campaign to increase awareness & safety focus via events, workshops, kits, seminars & other safety activities.
A Victorian business has been fined $1.130 million for failing to ensure employees wore hi-vis PPE. Tragically whilst working late at night in dark conditions, a worker was struck & killed by a forklift in 2015. The employer has since been found to have breached their safety duties.