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The arrival of storm season is a good time to brush up on storm safety principles for your workplace. There are numerous fatalities and injuries throughout Australia every year that can be directly attributed to thunderstorm activity. Many of these tragedies take place at work and could be avoided with proper thunderstorm risk procedures in…

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 guidance provided by the Code of Practice for manual handling/manual tasks relevant to your state/territory is one of the most…

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…

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…

As I sat eating my breakfast and reading the papers on the weekend, I was fascinated to see the continued tradition of the good old-fashioned ‘snake oil’ salesman is still alive and well. The paper contained articles interviewing people pushing anything from herbs claiming to cure the terminally ill, to wristbands that improve an athlete’s…

Christmas is a time for good food and good times. There’s lots of parties and the weather is warming up – it’s a great time of year! But as an employer it can turn into your worst nightmare, if you are not prepared. If you’re having a Christmas function for your employees this year, make…

Christmas is coming! It’s a time for family, friends, fun and food. It’s also a time when there’s a lot of new gifts and toys floating around. With the year-on-year increase in products purchased online, it’s important to note that if you purchase a product online from a company overseas, they have no legal obligation…

Recently, we talked about 6 things that could be causing your back and neck pain. In the second part of this series (based on this article. Rachael Sheat, the author, has kindly granted permission for use of her work), we identify some things you can do to prevent or ease back and neck pain. Get…

Back and neck pain affect many people and, due to increased use of technology and lifestyle factors, are on the rise. This is a two part article, based on the work of the lovely Rachael Sheat from Victoria Pain Specialists. The original article is targeted at health care practitioners, so we’ve made some adjustments (with…

Do you wear high heels regularly? Many people do, and while they look great, they don’t do great things to your body! Foot and ankle injuries, back problems and changes in your posture are all possible side-effects of wearing heels all the time. We think your feet are kind of important – you use them…

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