Managing Shift Work and Workplace Fatigue

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Every business and industry is affected by fatigue; however some types of work and sectors have an inherently higher risk, particularly when shift work is involved. Fatigue can cause lowered productivity, accidents and even death. Fatigue can be caused by… too little sleep boredom physical and emotional problems sleep disturbances caused by working irregular shifts… Read more »

Health and Safety Resolutions for 2018

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Have you made a resolution for 2018? There are many reasons people can’t stick to their New Year’s resolutions, from setting too many of them to getting derailed by small failures. With the commencement of 2018 already well underway, its time to refocus on our Work Health & Safety (WHS) priority areas and programs. Here are… Read more »

ISO 45001 Warning Issued by ACCI

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The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged employers to think twice before implementing the new draft international standard for OHS management systems, with components of the draft appearing to be inconsistent with Australian laws. ACCI said it is concerned by a surge of articles and workshops promoting ISO 45001 as the new “gold standard” when… Read more »

Mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022

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Safe Work Australia have published the findings from the mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (the Strategy) which shows it continues to be an important tool to shape work health and safety (WHS) activities across Australia. The review highlighted 14 key findings including: the Strategy is being used as intended and… Read more »

Apprentices, fall prevention a key focus

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Apprentices, fall prevention a key focus for Construction Safety Action Plan. Initiatives to protect apprentices working on South Australian construction sites will be a key focus of an industry action plan developed by Safe Work SA as part of a push to improve health and safety within the sector. Read More