If you’re a typical time-poor small employer, why on earth would you want to devote valuable time encouraging your workers to get healthier? Well, aside from a big morale boost, business benefits could be up to three times more productivity, less sick leave and fewer injuries. In a nutshell, a healthy workplace is very good […]

A mentor program, educational scholarships, best-practice due-diligence and workplace safety programs are some of the great outcomes of an enforceable undertaking completed recently. Enforceable undertakings, or EUs as they are commonly known, are ‘the magical creatures of work health and safety law’, says Andrew Ball, a partner at global law firm DLA Piper. EUs began […]

A new video was launched in March to raise awareness about the hazards associated with working near underground assets, such as electricity and phone cables, gas lines and water pipes – and to encourage people to dial before they dig. The video is a great example of business and government working together to prioritise safety […]

Entries are now open for the 14th annual SafeWork NSW Awards. Individuals and businesses across the state are invited to enter and showcase their innovative safety systems and commitment to workplace health and safety and recovery at work. Established in 2004, the awards were introduced to recognise and reward individuals and businesses who go the […]

The safest and most productive workplaces are ones where safety practices have become part of the everyday business and second nature to workers. Such a major shift might not be possible overnight but you can help get your workers on the right track by encouraging them not just to think and talk about safety, but […]

Not surprisingly, local government is one of the high risk industries when it comes to musculoskeletal disorders. As part of SafeWork NSW’s strategy to reduce these types of injuries, our ergonomics team is working with local councils to provide training, guidance and advice on Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks (PErforM). City of Ryde Council has […]

It has been almost 10 years since our last mass media campaign so, in February, we launched our ‘Safety starts with you’ campaign, with press ads, TV and radio commercials, social media and our very first mobile app – SAFE by SafeWork NSW. As you will readily see, hear and read, the campaign supports our […]