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Beating the heat this summer

09 December, 2013

As we head into the summer months, WorkCover NSW is urging all businesses and workers in the region to protect themselves when working in the heat.

Retailers asked to make safety a priority

06 December, 2013

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors began visiting retail stores across Victoria this week to remind shop owners and their staff about safety during the busy Christmas and New Year sales rush.

Preventing workplace cancer

04 December, 2013 by Professor Jeroen Douwes

Health researchers from Massey University and the Cancer Society of New Zealand will host a forum investigating how best to protect people from cancer in the workplace.

Strategy aims to reduce injuries, fatalities for SA's young workers

04 December, 2013

Recommendations from South Australia's young workers are included in a recently launched strategy that aims to reduce injuries and fatalities in the workplace.

Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on Stevedoring released

04 November, 2013

Safe Work Australia has released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on Stevedoring to support the public comment process for the draft Code of Practice: Managing Risks in Stevedoring.

Safety tips for harvesting

31 October, 2013

As South Australian farmers toil amid an early harvest with promising yields, SafeWork SA reminds all farm workers to put safety first.

More small businesses to benefit from WorkCover safety rebate

24 October, 2013

WorkCover NSW has expanded its Small Business Rebate Program to include businesses with up to 50 workers, making them eligible to apply for rebates of up to $500 towards the purchase and installation of safety improvements.

Bangladesh - the warning signs were there

18 October, 2013

The difference between companies is sometimes stark, especially when it comes to supply chain management. There are those who acknowledge risk and work to mitigate it, and those who ignore the warning signs. And the warning signs were clearly there in regard to fire safety risk in Bangladesh, according to sustainability advisory firm Net Balance and Sedex, a not-for-profit membership organisation that works with buyers and suppliers to raise sustainability standards in global supply chains.

Technology like smartphones causes work overload, survey finds

08 October, 2013

Excess workload has been identified as the biggest barrier to better performance in The Great New Zealand Employment Survey 2013, and one of the key reasons people are working harder is better technology such as smartphones.

Have your say on how to better promote compliance in the heavy vehicle industry

24 September, 2013

Finding ways to promote better compliance within the heavy vehicle industry is important to increase safety and ensure those who break the law are not rewarded with any competitive advantage, says a review released on Friday (20 September 2013) by the National Transport Commission (NTC) for public consultation.

Is a car really a safe place to be when lightning strikes?

12 September, 2013 by Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meterologist for reports some people may think that the rubber tyres on a car help to protect a driver and occupants from a lightning strike, but this is a myth as it is what sits on top of the tyres that makes the difference.

Keeping Victoria's farms safer after year-long campaign

12 September, 2013

According to WorkSafe Victoria, more than 460 farms are now safer following its 12-month campaign by inspectors to help identify and eradicate the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in agricultural workplaces.

Corporate heavyweights band together to reduce road toll

05 June, 2013

Australia’s business sector will take a lead in improving road safety under a National Road Safety Partnership Program to be launched later this year.

Is sitting the new smoking?

21 May, 2013

A new survey shows nine out of 10 Australians think the most significant cause of obesity is too much time sitting down and not exercising.

ArchestrA workflow software

23 April, 2013

ArchestrA Workflow Software is an advanced workflow application that allows companies to digitise manual and automated processes that include people, equipment and/or systems.

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