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  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing - Page 8 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 23 posts in this category Work Can Sometimes Be Rough and Itchy Tweet Contact dermatitis is the most common form of occupational skin disease OSD Occupational skin disease OSD comprised for a significant proportion of occupational disease in most countries Tags Contact dermatitis occupational disease occupational skin disease Work Safe Australia 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 06 May 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Concerned Workers on Asbestos Laced Pits 8th National Safe Work Awards Winners Announced Tweet Concerned workers of Tasmania have sought the help of UNIONS Tasmania Tasmanian branch of ACTU to get assurance that the removal of asbestos is being done safely at the worksites of National Broadband Network Tags asbestos National Safe Work Awards removal of asbestos UNIONS

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  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing - Page 9 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 23 posts in this category Better Safety Legislation for Pregnant Workers Tweet The Fair Work Act seeks that workplaces in Australia should be more worker and family friendly through its imposed legislative changes introduced in the Parliament The proposed amendments were highlighted during the second reading of the legislative bill last 21 March 2013 Tags Fair Work Act Fair Work Amendment Bill 201 Pregnant Workers Safety Legislation for Pregnant Workers 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 15 April 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Feeling Hot Under Your Collar Tweet Many of the refrigerants traditionally used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems in Australian work places are non flammable non toxic synthetic greenhouse gases SGGs that have a high global warming potential GWP The use of alternative low GWP refrigerants is increasing due to the growing national and international concern regarding the resulting atmospheric effects of SGGs Some low GWP alternative refrigerants are flammable

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  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing - Page 10 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 23 posts in this category Workplace Stalking What can you do Tweet Workplace stalkers usually have some psychological problem ranging from personality disorders to serious mental illness Australian researchers have identified some distinct types Tags serious mental illness stalkers Workplace Harassment Policy Workplace Stalking WorkplaceOHS 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 15 April 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Drug Testing Secures Work Place Safety Tweet Promoting a safer more productive workplace can help minimise employee turnover and absenteeism reduce employer risk and lower workers compensation incidence rates Employment drug testing is a powerful risk tool that brings far reaching organisational benefits The safety of workplace likewise hinge on a drug free zone It has been mandatory in majority of the companies to undergo drug testing either for pre screening or random suspicion less testing Work in a place that is prone to drug buy bust operations or inhabited by discrete drug lords is satirically and obviously unsafe Safety is not only confined to the physical well being of the worker but the mental state of the people surrounding you as well The very people who have strong influence to an employee s actions and relationships with co workers peers and

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  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing - Page 12 - Work Safety Hub
    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 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 23 posts in this category 2012 Comcare Conference to focus on psychological injuries Tweet The Australian Comcare Conference this year 19 th to 21 st September at the Sydney Convention Centre has a theme of Build Connect and Support Lead the Conversation and more than 500 delegates from around Australia are expected to attend Tags Aging Workforce Comcare Conferences Psychological 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 Tuesday 21 August 2012 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Start Prev 3

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  • Uncategorized - Work Safety Hub
    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 Uncategorized Subscribe to this category Subscribe to feed 0 post in this category Subcategories from this category Uncategorized Early Childhood Prosecutions Ergonomics Safe Systems of Work Traffic Management Emergency Preparedness Contractors Suppliers Visitors Customers Hazard and Risk Management Planning Objectives and Legal Obligations Responsibility Authority and Commitment Training and Competence Documentation Document Control and Records Incident Management and Performance Management Communication Consultation and Involvement Capital Projects and Business Transactions Plant and Equipment Hazardous Materials Management Occupational Health and Wellbeing Facilities and the Working Environment Reviews Audits and Inspections and 3 other subcategories National Statistics Management Systems Recently Added Body Vibration Burdening Workers with Muscle Fatigue and Injury Tweet A contributing factor to most Australian labourers muscle fatigue stiffness and work injuries is whole body vibrations WBV which are due to high amplitude jolts and shocks Tags Australian Standard Body Vibration Occupational Health and Safety Australia Vibration Syndrome whole body vibrations work safety compliance 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 December 2013 Occupational Health and Wellbeing Dust Monitoring According To Australian Workplace Atmosphere Standards Tweet Work practices that cause excessive exposure to dust can damage a

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  • Dust Monitoring According To Australian Workplace Atmosphere Standards - Work Safety Hub
    Determination of Inspirable Dust Most of the dust inhaled in the air will cause physiological effects and dust particles of larger than 5 microns can get clogged in the mucus which blocks the nose trachea sinus and bronchi The vulnerability of the worker will play an important role in identifying the extent of fibrosis produced from it Other critical factors to consider in causing respiratory disease for the worker are the age of worker dust concentration and the time length of exposure to dust Rock masonry and concrete produce toxic chemicals like crystalline silica are prominent toxic dusts Breathing in these toxic particles can destroy the lungs when these chemical particles are suspended in the air we breathe This can eventually result in silicosis that may lead to heart failure and even tuberculosis Silicosis may aggravate even further after exposure to dusty concentrations Guide on sampling of respirable dust are reported in the standard policies of AS2985 and AS3640 Hence these policies dictate dust control strategies that need to be implemented at the work place 1 Formulation of a dust control program 2 Air borne dust monitoring and analyses 3 Corrective action plan to mitigate and limit worker exposure to

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  • High Winds Cause A Range of Workplace Hazards - Work Safety Hub
    is currently offline on Monday 26 August 2013 Hazard and Risk Management High Winds Cause A Range of Workplace Hazards Tweet WorkCover NSW has issued a bulletin to businesses to be conscious of the risks of working during windy conditions John Watson GM of WorkCover s Work Health and Safety Division said High gusts of winds are unpredictable and cause a range of serious workplace hazards associated with flying objects working at heights and an increased risk of collapsed structures He further believes that for those working outdoors like construction sites it can play a critical role in workplace incidents It is also important to make sure that any lose equipment like cladding roof sheets or things that can be easily blown by the wind are safely secured The center of gravity and speed of the wind may also create a negative impact on the proper functioning of a machinery In 2008 three bricklayers on a Botany construction site narrowly escaped serious injury when a wind gust caused the wall they were building to collapse forcing them to jump 1 8 metres from scaffolding Wind speeds are often stronger and faster at heights so operating cranes or using powered access platforms need additional caution to prevent over tipping Mr Watson said Materials that are leaning against a wall that is under construction or side loads may lead to collapse of the wall or scaffolding If you are working in a worksite that has a lot of gusty winds all nearby hazard prone factors must be addressed like standing too close to trees loads and overhead power lines These are the precautionary measures 1 Protect eyes from debris and dust by wearing eye protection 2 Ensure strong structures by checking surrounding structures during strong winds 3 Restrain objects that can be easily blown away by strong winds 4 Wear protective gear against falls 5 Do not stand near stacks of materials and structures Mr Watson concluded his statements with It is essential that businesses conduct a site specific risk assessment ensure adequate planning and preparation to ensure all hazards are controlled employers and site controllers should talk with their works when high gusty winds are expected Bundaberg Audits Revealed Breaches Overcrowding accommodations work accidents and illegal workers were the recent findings in the audits in Bundaberg and Childers regions by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Majority of the breaches that were discovered related to lack of plant guarding such as belts and pulleys and shaft covers Hazards were also noted in use of chemicals and safe work systems Information on the audit was taken from intelligence gathered from hostel and backpacker surveys along with farm inspections There are quite many cases where backpackers were exploited It is already necessary for the concerned government organisations to work together to eradicate this issue Tags High Winds High Winds WorkCover NSW WorkCover Work Health and Safety WorkCover Work Health and Safety Workplace Hazards Workplace Hazards Subscribe to updates Print Bookmark Related Posts Mark

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  • High Winds - Work Safety Hub
    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 High Winds High Winds Cause A Range of Workplace Hazards Tweet WorkCover NSW has issued a bulletin to businesses to be conscious of the risks of working during windy conditions John Watson GM of WorkCover s Work Health and Safety Division said High gusts of winds are unpredictable and cause a range of serious workplace hazards associated with flying objects working at heights and an increased risk of collapsed structures Tags High Winds High Winds WorkCover NSW WorkCover Work Health and Safety WorkCover Work Health and Safety Workplace Hazards Workplace Hazards 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 26 August 2013 Hazard and Risk Management High Winds Cause A Range of Workplace Hazards Tweet WorkCover NSW has issued a bulletin to businesses to be conscious of the risks of working during windy conditions John Watson GM of WorkCover s Work Health and Safety Division said High gusts of winds are unpredictable and

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