In 2004, at just 23 years of age, Ben Houlison lost the use of his legs and became a paraplegic after a mining accident. Thankfully, his infectious humour and positive outlook on life survived intact because soon after his accident Ben surprised family, friends and even himself when he launched into a demanding competitive rowing […]

Staff at Wicked Berries create dream treats in a model workplace, thanks to the diligence of their not-so-wicked employer. A focus on worker safety and getting back to basics has helped Wicked take out Best Workplace Health and Safety Practices in a Small Business at the 2014 WorkCover SafeWork Awards. Wicked Berries specialise in indulgent […]

If you’ve been in business since 2012, you may be familiar with the workers compensation reforms introduced at that time. At the centre of the reforms was a fundamental shift in thinking to focus on what an injured worker can do (capacity) rather than what they can’t (incapacity). The change was important for a number […]

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. Make sure you have a workers compensation policy if you need one – ie if you […]

There’s a new place to get healthy in 2015, and it’s not the gym or the doctor. In fact, it’s a place where most Australians already spend about a third of their life – work. More than 850 workplaces across NSW have already made a pledge to support healthier lifestyles by embracing a new free […]

Ausam Terminals (AT) is a multi-user facility provider to the stevedoring industry and operates terminals in the majority of Australian ports. Its 44-hectare Port Kembla terminal caters for unloading and loading a range of goods, including motor vehicles and general cargo. There are about 80 truck movements in and out of the facility every day. […]

Did you know that the rate of serious injury claims in the housing construction industry is higher than any other industry? In fact, 60 per cent of all housing construction injury claims are considered major, in comparison to the NSW average of 35 per cent. Good planning and scheduling can address some of the main […]