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Economy-Priced PPE Costs More Than You Think

21 Apr, 2021

It’s not what you spend — it’s what you get. Everybody loves a bargain, yet no discount is worth putting workers at risk. With PPE, there’s a monumental difference between buying cheap PPE and buying high-quality equipment that include benefits beyond the dollars you spend.   Why not use the cheap stuff? One of the most...
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Forklift Safety - Know the Risks

14 Apr, 2021

In February 2021, a warehouse facility worker was seriously injured when several pallets fell onto the forklift he was operating. Initial enquiries indicate he was using the forklift to place a stack of pallets onto storage racking when for reasons yet to be established the pallets fell and landed on the forklift’s overhead protection cage...
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Working at Heights Remains a Leading Cause of Death

7 Apr, 2021

Working from heights continues to be a high-risk activity, and the leading cause of death and serious injury in Australia, according to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia.   Safe Work Australia has crunched the numbers for the past five years (2015-19) and the data shows there were 122 fatalities from falls from heights...
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What You Need to Know About Hard Hats

24 Mar, 2021

We’ve trained ourselves to look at the label’s expiration date on medicines, milk, bread, and other perishable foods. But we also know that some of these dated consumables can still go bad before their time if not handled properly. For example, your glass of cold milk can sour quickly if left in the hot sun....
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Silica Dust Ain't Fair

18 Mar, 2021

What is silica? Crystalline silica (silica) is found in sand, stone, concrete and mortar. It is also used to make a variety of products including composite stone used to fabricate kitchen and bathroom benchtops, bricks, tiles and some plastics. When workers cut, crush, drill, polish, saw or grind products that contain silica, invisible dust particles...
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Codes of Practice Updated

10 Mar, 2021

Nearly all national safe work codes of practice have been reviewed and updated by the Queensland Government and other states and territories, and came into effect 1 March 2021. This is in line with a nationwide agreement in 2015 that all Australian work health and safety regulators will review the codes of practice every five...
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Work Well Under Pressure

1 Mar, 2021

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Vaccination Essentials

26 Feb, 2021

With the COVID-19 vaccine being one of the latest hot topics, among a litany of conspiracies, complaints and concerns, here's some trustworthy information about vaccines, the COVID vaccine in particular, and some common queries that come alongside them.   What is a vaccine? A vaccine helps your body’s immune system fight vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. They are...
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Top Five Common Injuries in the Workplace

18 Feb, 2021

The workplace is a hazardous place and accidents happen - regardless of whether you feel safe in the four corners of your office. Here are some of the most common workplace injuries, their causes, what to look out for, and what to do about them.   Trips, Slips & Falls Causes: Wet floors are the major culprits...
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Tool Tethering: Drop Prevention in Action

10 Feb, 2021

Preventing tools and equipment from being dropped or knocked from heights is crucial. Falling objects were the fourth highest cause of workplace fatalities in Australia from 2015–2019 and caused an average of 18 deaths over five years, with 15 fatalities in 2018 alone. Falling objects were, and are, responsible for a significant number of workplace injuries, resulting...
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