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A Safe & Healthy Future of Work

1 April 2019

A Safe + Healthy Future of Work Every year 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases (of which 2.4 million are disease-related) and an additional 374 million workers suffer from...

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One hundred & eighteen...

14 January 2019

SWF Blog 118 That's how many lives were lost in Australian workplaces in 2018.

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Holiday Safety!

17 December 2018

Holiday Safety Take care, more than ever before - the busy weeks prior to the holiday season can lead to greater workplace danger!

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Stonemasons - Preventing Crystalline Silica Exposure

5 November 2018

Stonemasons - Preventing Crystalline Silica Exposure Did you know, stonemasons may be exposed to crystalline silica dust particularly when using power tools to cut, grind, or polish stone products!

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A Moment Is All It Takes #NationalSafeWorkMonth

8 October 2018

A Moment Is All It Takes  NationalSafeWorkMonth The theme for this October’s National Safe Work Month is “A moment is all it takes.” While a safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm.

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Protective Footwear: Know When to Give Safety Shoes the Boot

17 September 2018

Protective Footwear Know When to Give Safety Shoes the Boot Safety Boots are a vital piece of PPE, offering the last line of defense against the crushing weight of heavy objects or the hazards of dangerous chemicals. Are your workers' Boots still protecting them?

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Protect Your Most Important Assets - Your Workers! #TradiesHealthMonth

6 August 2018

Protect your assets August is Tradies Health Month and, this year, Safe Work Australia is reminding employers to protect their business’ greatest assets – their workers! The most common serious claims for workers’ compensation are attributed to...

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2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

12 April 2018

2018 World Day for Safety and Health at Work Young workers have an increased risk of workplace injury due to their lack of experience, maturity and awareness of workplace health and safety responsibilities. Find out how YOU can build safe and healthy workplaces for young workers and future generations!

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EN388:2016 Cut Protection Standard Update Explained

26 March 2018

Cut Protection As fabrics – particularly those with cut resistance – have become more technically advanced in protecting against cuts and lacerations, limitations to the traditional methods for measuring cut resistance (Coupe Test) have been identified.

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Noise at Work : What to do to Avoid Ear Injuries

20 February 2018

Noise at Work According to a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics based on the unpublished data from Safe Work Australia, noise-induced hearing loss accounts for 469 claims per million employees in the year 2007-08. It is also ranked as the third highest occupational disease indicator during the same period.

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Secure construction sites before the Christmas break!

19 December 2017

Secure Construction Sites Builders across Victoria should ensure construction sites are safe and secure before heading off on the Christmas break.

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20 Point Safety Check: Asbestos Awareness

5 December 2017

Asbestos Awareness Asbestos was once used in Australia in more than 3,000 different products including fibro, flue pipes, drains, roofs, gutters, brakes, clutches and gaskets! It becomes a health risk when its fibres are released into the air and breathed in, which can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

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Five Steps to a Safe and Healthy Workplace #safeworkmonth

20 October 2017

Safety Month October is National Work Safe Month - a time to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians!

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Blue Boots for Mental Health

26 September 2017

Blue Boots for Mental Health Nearly eight people in Australia take their own lives every day and six are men...

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R U OK? Day in the Workplace, 14th September 2017

5 September 2017

R U OK Day Thursday 14th September is RUOK? Day, a day when we are encouraged to reach out and connect with people by asking a simple question.

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Let's get behind Tradies National Health Month! #tradieshealth

3 August 2017

National Health While we’ve seen improvements, Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues of any sector.

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Young workers 21 per cent more likely to be hospitalised: Safety Guide

3 July 2017

Young Workers Young workers – classified as 15-24 year-olds – face the greatest risk of workplace injury due to their inexperience, combined with developmental and generational factors.

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day

28 April 2017

Post for world day of work and safety with a yellow cutout of a person walking Friday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. Take the lead in work health and safety.

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The true cost of a workplace injury...

16 November 2016

Workplace Injury A man who lost half his leg in a workplace accident described how these type of injuries often lead to hatred, heartache, family issues and a life without purpose.

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Wear a Black Hard Hat and Support Mental Health!

26 October 2016

Black Hat to promote black hat Did you know 1 in 5 Australians suffer from mental illness every year?

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