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How to set up an ergonomic home office  

Remote technologies and flexible working arrangements mean that more employees are working from home offices. But while the flexibility for employees is seen as a perk, as an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure that home offices meet ergonomic safety standards Here’s our checklist for setting up a home office

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Workplace safety and your responsibilities

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 are outlined here

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The most common workplace injuries in Australia and how to prevent them 

A recent worldwide study led by the University of Sydney has proven that lower back pain is the most commonly recorded workplace injury, ranking higher than any other condition including cardiac disease and depression. Often both severe and costly, back injuries can arise from a number of ergonomic exposures including heavy lifting, forceful movement, awkward positions and poor workstation set up.

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How to avoid a repeat offence: Returning to work after an injury  

After sustaining a work-related injury, it is important that the worker should be given sufficient time to recover. It is the employer’s duty to ensure the injured worker returns safely to work, without feeling pressured to do so prematurely. Upon return, injured employees should be tasked with appropriate duties and assistance while they recover. This often includes making reasonable adjustments to the workplace or employee’s workstation, however these should not place the business under any unjustifiable hardship.

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