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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…

Whether you’re in HR, the WHS officer, a manager/supervisor or a worker, our ageing workforce impacts you. It’s one of the biggest issues facing Australia today, and requires targeted management. A large percentage of the Australian workforce are over 65. They bring extremely valuable knowledge and experience to the workplace, however they also face age-specific…

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…

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…

Australian employers are required by law to provide their employees, contractors and those who visit their facilities with a safe and healthy workplace. Ensuring that your business complies with these duties will prevent prosecution or fines, and will also help to maintain staff. The scope of the responsibility requires employers to: Provide and maintain a…

Do you need to know how to use the revised NIOSH Equation to reduce manual lifting and lowering stress? The NIOSH lifting equation tool was developed to assess and evaluate the safety limits two-handed lifting tasks to assist employers in reducing the risk of lifting-related injuries. Designed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the…

On 1 July 2005, the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 came into effect. The reforms to the Act are aimed to make WorkSafe a more constructive, accountable, transparent and effective regulator, and are the cornerstone of legislative and administrative measures to improve occupational health and safety. The Act is the outcome of a major review of…

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