Workplace injury statistics can be a real worry – particularly when it comes to young workers. Not only does research indicate that 15 to 25 year olds have a 75 per cent greater chance of being injured at work, but in NSW alone, 15 workers in this age group are injured every day. The top […]

Running a small business is hard work, but that doesn’t mean safety has to be. Here are 10 things you can do that will help your business comply with work health and safety regulations and keep your team safe. Get a workers compensation policy if you need one. Talk about safety and get input from […]

Train drivers, waiters, chefs, and shift workers in manufacturing and healthcare are most likely to suffer the greatest sleep deprivation. Shift work, job stress, work hours and physically demanding work are also linked to sleep deprivation. Round-the-clock access to technology and pressure to work harder has increased work hours and led to an increase of […]

The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 is being repealed on 1 September and replaced by the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017, which comes into effect on the same day. The new regulation is essentially the same as the 2011 Regulation, except for minor changes, including formatting and corrections to typos. The changes are […]

Every year Kevin Figueiredo is responsible for keeping 190,000 Australians safe. That means reducing the usual physical, chemical and environmental hazards. Increasingly, though, mental illness is becoming a focus. Figueiredo is not running a psychiatric ward or crisis centre. As general manager of safety, health and wellbeing at the Woolworths Group, he is on the […]

A Sydney-based printing company has committed $450,000 to various work health and safety undertakings after a worker was hit by a forklift. In lieu of prosecution, Offset Alpine Printing Pty Ltd entered an enforceable undertaking to deliver strategies that would give long-term, sustainable work health and safety improvements in the workplace, industry and community. The […]

Falling from height is one of the main causes of injury in the NSW construction industry. Over the past four years, more than 2500 workers have fallen from a height on NSW construction sites. Six died, 52 were permanently disabled and more than 300 were off work for over six months. One worker fell from […]