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Tractor with Implements Safety Guide

Friday, February 05, 2010

This handbook has been developed by WorkSafe Victoria and the agricultural industry
to encourage the safe use of tractors with attachments. Read Full Article

Fatigue Management System

Friday, February 05, 2010

Worksafe South Australia has released an approved Code of Practice for Managing Fatigue.  In addition they have a number of handy checklists and risk assessment tools to assist with managing work related fatigue.   Read Full Article

Company fined $500,000 - Confined Space Death

Friday, February 05, 2010

WorkSafe has warned companies and workers about the dangers of working in confined
spaces after a tank cleaning company was convicted and fined $500,000 last week after
a worker died. Read Full Article

Hot Liquid Warning from Safework SA

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

SafeWork SA is urging employers in the fast food and hospitality industries to tighten all safe work procedures that involve work with hot liquids. The agency is investigating a number of recent incidents in which workers have been scalded or burned at their workplace: Read Full Article

Guidance for Working in Heat

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Heat illness covers a range of medical conditions that can arise when the body is unable to properly cope with working in heat. These conditions include:

• heat stroke - a life threatening condition that
requires immediate first aid and medical attention
• fainting
• heat exhaustion
• heat cramps
• rashes (also called ‘prickly heat’)
• heat fatigue
• worsening of pre-existing illnesses and conditions. Read Full Article

Healthy Workers More Productive

Friday, December 18, 2009

AUSTRALIAN WORKERS with poor health take up to nine times more annual sick days than workers with good health, recent research has found.Furthermore, the healthiest employees are nearly three times more productive while at work than the least healthy – 140 effective working hours per month versus 45 effective hours worked per month. Read Full Article

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