A recent survey of more than 2000 workers found that one in five have made a complaint about a workplace safety issue that was never fixed. One in 10 workers were too afraid to report safety issues because they might be fired and one in 20 have been demoted after making a safety complaint at […]

Getting an injured worker back to work can be tricky, with a whole range of people involved such as doctors, employers, treatment providers and the worker. Often at the centre of that is the Rehabilitation Consultant, supporting everyone involved and making sure everyone is kept well informed. It’s a high pressure job with the potential […]

When it comes to making a dent in improving the health of Australian ‘truckies’, Di Carroll is something of a prime mover. The determined crusader and her independent Tarcutta-based Trans-Help Foundation are making significant inroads into the road freight transport industry’s ‘wellness’ dilemma. Operating a 24/7 national 1300 support line and four mobile preventative health […]

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A slip or trip in a hazardous workplace doesn’t bear thinking about. Poor housekeeping is a major cause of incidents in all types of workplaces and if a worker is lucky, they might escape unscathed with nothing more than injured pride. But as can often be the case, a worker can sustain serious or even […]

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Ensuring all new workers are familiar with health and safety arrangements on your construction site is critical, but young workers in particular require special treatment. Workers aged 15 to 25 have a 75 per cent greater chance of being hurt, and in NSW 15 people in this age group are injured every day, with building […]

When he’s not belting out rockabilly tunes with The Philistines, Luke Sullivan is likely to be coordinating the myriad of safety aspects of a concert for up to 100,000 people. After 20 years in the construction industry as a dogman, rigger, concreter and the like, Luke decided to  give his brain cells a workout by […]