Category Archives: Safety In the Workplace

Noise In The Workplace

NOISE Work-related noise-induced hearing loss is a preventable but irreversible condition that affects many Australian workers. Between 28–32% of the Australian workforce is likely to work in an environment where they are exposed to loud noise at work. Noise-related injuries are most common in the manufacturing and construction industries with technicians and trades workers, machinery…
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Working Safely In Hot Conditions

Working safely in hot conditions The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 requires employers to provide and maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment in which workers are not exposed to hazards. This applies to any risk to safety and health, including illness from working in heat.     What is heat Stress? Heat stress…
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The Importance Of Hand Protection

The Importance of hand protection A hand injury is literally the most common type of injury in the workplace. Hand injuries are even more prominent in the electric, gas, telecommunications construction, and construction industries. In fact, according to a study released in 2013 by the National Safety Council (NSC), injuries to the hands made up…
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