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We all know we need to be assessing and managing risk in the workplace. The law is extremely clear that risk assessment is one of the key responsibilities of business owners and managers. Using the Code of Practice for manual handling is one of the most effective methods of assessing and analysis of risks. We…

Are you considering the Green Star Ergonomics credit for your workplace or Green Star design? Green Star is Australia’s mark of quality for the design, construction and operations for sustainable buildings, fitouts and communities. Attaining the Green Star Certification is a demonstration of Corporate Social Responsibility and creates healthier, more productive workplaces. Lower operating costs…

Recently our Managing Director, Ted Dohrmann, spoke with the folks over at Manufacturer’s Monthly about why ergonomics is so important in the workplace. Even if you don’t work in a manufacturing/industrial setting, safety in the workplace is a priority for us all, and the article has some great tips on how to get it right….

Our Managing Director, Ted Dohrmann, is speaking at the Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne, on Wednesday 06 September. One the biggest issues facing Australia today is its ageing population, and – by extension – it’s ageing workforce. In 2002-03, for every working Australian aged 15 to 64, there were 0.19 people over 65 in…

First aid is an essential part of health and safety compliance. As an employer, you are required to provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, a safe working environment and adequate facilities for the welfare of employees. This includes having appropriate first aid measures in place, including first aid kits and suitably trained first aid…

Contemporary lifestyle habits commonly find us looking down for large portions of the day – whether it be reading the paper, using apps on our phones, writing notes, referring to notes whilst typing, or even falling asleep on the train (even if there is a comfortable shoulder or not-so-comfortable window to lean on). Prolonged periods…

Are you a star Forensic Engineer/Ergonomist with strong analytical, forensic and written communication abilities? If you’re a degree-qualified engineer with additional qualifications or relevant experience in ergonomics, human factors, biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, risk engineering or a related health science, we want to hear from you! Full details of the position below: Established in 1981, Dohrmann…

Happy International Women’s Day! There are some amazing women working at Dohrmann Consulting, and we’d like to introduce them to you. Paula Our Executive Assistant and all-round office goddess, Paula is really the one who keeps Dohrmann Consulting running. The weekends will find Paula out and about in Melbourne, sampling our culinary and cultural delights….

Feeling old? You’re probably sitting too much In keeping with our theme of older workers, did you know that sitting for 10 hours a day with less than 40 mins of exercise can age your cells by up to 8 years? A study recently completed at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine…

In our last blog, we covered some things you, as employer or manager, should be aware of when managing an ageing workforce. Now we will cover 6 more things – we hope it’s helpful! 1. Less tolerance for extreme temperatures ie heat and cold maintain an optimum worksite temperature, also ensuring quality airflow and shelter is…

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