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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….
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…
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…
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…
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…
Not too long ago we talked about how to choose a good pillow. But a pillow is only one of the key factors in having a good night’s sleep. A good mattress is essential to your health and wellbeing. Choosing a mattress can be overwhelming. There are so many terms that are thrown around: pillow…
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