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  • PC Work Related Ailments - Work Safety Hub
    Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged PC Work Related Ailments White Collars Health Detrimental to PC Work Related Ailments Tweet Recently published health journals provide organisations with health insights on how to protect workforce from health related risks arising from prolonged computer use Tags Australian medical researchers health journals

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/pc-work-related-ailments (2014-01-05)
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  • White Collars - Work Safety Hub
    books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged White Collars White Collars Health Detrimental to PC Work Related Ailments Tweet Recently published health journals provide organisations with health insights on how to protect workforce from health related risks arising from prolonged computer use Tags Australian medical researchers health journals health

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/white-collars (2014-01-05)
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  • White Collars' Health Detrimental to PC Work Related Ailments - Work Safety Hub
    likelihood of injuries to the neck and shoulder area as a result of muscle overuse It is because neck and shoulder muscles are put into activity when the use of PC mouse is with the arm and extended away from the body This occurs when the monitor is very far thus pushing the chin juts forward or when the keyboard is too high while the shoulders are held at hiked positions Keeping this posture proved detrimental to the upper extremities of the body with or without keystrokes and mouse clicks To counter this problem there are some suggestions to reduce the risk of muscle and joint problems including Utilise an adjustable desk designed with computers place the monitor so that it is either at eye level or slightly lower Place your keyboard at a height that allows your elbows to rest comfortably at your side Forearms must be parallel with the floor and level with your keyboard Make some adjustments to your chair so that your feet rest flat on the floor A footstool is very useful if your feet do not rest on the floor when the chair is adjusted for good arm position It s the modern age So sit on an ergonomic chair It will aid your spine to naturally hold its curve while sitting Switch to an ergonomic keyboard to maintain your hands and wrists at a more natural holding position Lastly don t forget to take frequent short breaks or perhaps go for a walk or perform stretching exercises at your desk Stand often if necessary Eye Strain Our eyes are structurally endowed to look at objects further than six metres away So any work performed at close proximity puts extra pressure on eye muscles Fatigue can result if you focus your gaze at the

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/white-collars-health-detrimental-to-pc-work-related-ailments?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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  • Sitting costs nearly as much as cancer - Work Safety Hub
    here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Thursday 26 July 2012 Ergonomics Sitting costs nearly as much as cancer Tweet This infomercial was released by BackJoy recently in a local campaign to promote their range of orthotic aids in the workplace and at home The infomercial is a terrific engaging and compelling way to communicate to a diverse workgroup Complex statistical information is difficult to get across but it packs a punch when it s delivered correctly We highly recommend this short video as a communication tool and would welcome your feedback Occupational Health and Safety awareness campaigns can fall on death ears if not well thought out and designed with your audience in mind All too often we see campaigns misaligned with objectives no way to measure the feedback or capture penetration information In a world of online marketing instant access and social connectivity tools such as the infomercial have immense scope and potential Share with your colleagues and let us know your thoughts Tags Awareness Campaign Ergonomics Posture Sitting Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Work Safe Week 2012 22 October to 1 November Work Safe Week 2012 is locked in for 22 October to 1 November By Robert O neill on Sep 14 in Communication Consultation and Involvement WorkSafe Heads Up for Sydney Road Melbourne Heads Up for Businesses in

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  • Ergonomics - Work Safety Hub
    OHS case studies Case Studies Watch industry leaders and experts discuss a range of workplace health and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Ergonomics Sitting costs nearly as much as cancer Tweet This infomercial was released by BackJoy recently in a local campaign to promote their range of orthotic aids in the workplace and at home The infomercial is a terrific engaging and compelling way to communicate to a diverse workgroup Complex statistical information is difficult to get across but it packs a punch when it s delivered correctly Tags Awareness Campaign Ergonomics Posture Sitting Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/ergonomics (2014-01-05)
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  • Bullying - Work Safety Hub
    OHS case studies Case Studies Watch industry leaders and experts discuss a range of workplace health and safety topics Podcasts and Videos See how specific industries are performing and gauge how well your business is doing in compassion E books Tools Fast facts businesses need to know about hazards in the workplace Fact Sheets Learn the tips and tricks to deal with workers compensation reduce your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Bullying Bullying in White Collar Industries Pushes More Boundaries Tweet Once it s finalised and ready for implementation a law firm warned that the WHS Code of Practice on Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying will be the catalyst for enterprises that exist in the usual white collar industries Tags Bullying health and safety laws White Collar Industries WHS Code of Practice Work Health and Safety laws Workplace Bullying Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Monday 16

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/tags/tag/bullying (2014-01-05)
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  • health and safety laws - Work Safety Hub
    your premium and improve productivity Insights Download procedure and risk assessment templates ready for use at work Templates Talk to a certified OHS specialist about your workplace safety obligations Employer Helpline Courses OHS Courses to keep your skills up to date and meet your legal obligations Short Courses Short sharp and easy way to get analysis insights and expert opinion on key developments Briefings Blog About Us Contact Us Recent Searches Anything in here will be replaced on browsers that support the canvas element OHS Business Subscription Trips Chemical Reps Health Violence Bullying OHS consulting Slips exposure Procedures Hazardous Substance Manual Handling Falls Fixed Fee Support View Audits Inspections Short Courses Videos Automation Employer Subscription Subscribe to blog Work Safety Hub The Work Safety Hub blog Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged health and safety laws Bullying in White Collar Industries Pushes More Boundaries Tweet Once it s finalised and ready for implementation a law firm warned that the WHS Code of Practice on Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying will be the catalyst for enterprises that exist in the usual white collar industries Tags Bullying health and safety laws White Collar Industries WHS Code of Practice Work Health and Safety laws Workplace Bullying Continue reading Posted by Robert O neill Robert O neill Certified OHS Professional GradDip OHSM GradCert OHS Dip Bus QA CPMSIA RSP Aust Robert is the foun User is currently offline on Monday 16 September 2013 Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations Re Examining The Real Definition of Worker According to Work Cover Queensland Tweet Work Cover Queensland and the Australian government have plans to change the definition of worker as used in workplace health and safety laws The plan was initiated to be consistent with that of the proper connotation used by the Australian Taxation Office

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  • Bullying in White-Collar Industries Pushes More Boundaries - Work Safety Hub
    or a group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety Additionally it should address instances of overt and subtle behaviours that could potentially equate to workplace bullying Legal Proceedings It will be the concern of the relevant state Commonwealth and territory WHS ministers to approve it and give it legal effect in their jurisdiction once it is finalised as said by Ball and Trembath It is acceptable in prosecution proceeding and it may be used by a tribunal or court to identify what could have done by a defendant to shield employees from bullying even if the Code is not a law That said there is nothing to prevent an employer from adopting another method outside a Code of Practice that is equivalent to or of a higher standard than the standard required in a Code they added Industry Practice The Code will establish Australia s standard for best practice taking into consideration the management of workplace bullying It should be seized upon by workplace lawyers and HR consultants as mentioned by Ball and Trembath The Code will also support the reforms to the Fair Work Act 2009 Cth which will permit the Fair Work Commission FWC to give solutions on workplace bullying complaints from 1 January 2014 Business organisations are advised that the Bullying Code and FWC s new anti bullying function will be tagged as the catalyst for modifying behaviours in the workplace Avoiding Claims The legal experts of DLA Piper gave business organisations and consultants the following guidelines in order to prevent claims 1 Avoiding claims of bullying by workers who believe that they have been exposed to complaints and unjustified criticism Managers should be critical before criticising or complaining about an employee He must conduct a structured meeting with the employee instead of

    Original URL path: http://www.worksafetyhub.com.au/blog/entry/bullying-in-white-collar-industries-pushes-more-boundaries?tmpl=component&print=1 (2014-01-05)
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