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How to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders while working from home With millions of Australians now working from home – and many possibly permanently after the peak of COVID-19 – there is a considerable risk of people experiencing discomfort and developing musculoskeletal disorders due to poorly set up home workspaces and a lack of…
Virtual meetings have become a lifeline during COVID-19 and an essential tool for connecting with other humans besides the people living in your household. Whether you are using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or one of the many virtual meeting platforms to connect with your work teams, it is important that your meetings continue to deliver the…
Expert opinion and safety and ergonomics consultancy during COVID-19 During this extraordinary time, the Dohrmann Consulting team are still well resourced to help you with your safety and ergonomics requirements, including expert opinions for personal injury matters. The safety of our staff and clients are paramount and we have taken all appropriate measures to ensure…
Victoria will soon become the fourth Australian jurisdiction (following Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory) to introduce workplace manslaughter offences. The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and other matters) Bill 2019 will become law in Victoria on 1 July 2020. What are these new workplace manslaughter laws in Victoria? An expansion…
Employers are legally responsible for ensuring that they do not expose (or allow employees to be exposed) to an unreasonable risk to their health and safety. If an employee is directed or allowed by arrangement to work from home, that obligation follows them home.  While it is usually not difficult to set up and manage…
Download the 6 tips. Pop on your walking boots and get out your pens. This guideline will help you identify some obvious, and some less obvious, ergonomic hazards in your workplace – potentially saving your workers and you much heartache. Simply print out these practical tips and take a walk around. With the tips in…
  Bounce in trampoline injuries The Highs and Lows of having fun: 8 things to look out for   Trampolines have been a well loved staple of the Australian backyard for decades – so loved are they that trampoline parks have started to pop up all over the country. Lately though, trampolines have been in…
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…
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…
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