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Small businesses can’t escape work health & safety obligations

A Queensland court has convicted a small business owner for industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld). The sentence of five years in prison (down from 20 years) will be suspended after 18 months but serves as a dire warning to small business owners for failure to meet obligations under the Queensland work [...]

By |2022-05-04T15:19:55+09:00May 4th, 2022|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Safe Work releases fact sheet for ultraviolet radiation

Safe Work Australia has developed a fact sheet on the risks of solar (UVR) ultraviolet radiation exposure at work. Raising awareness of the dangers of UVR for anyone who works outside is important, given the high rate of skin cancer in Australia. Around two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age [...]

By |2022-01-29T17:10:09+09:00January 29th, 2022|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Omicron ventilation tool

The Omicron ventilation tool developed by the US Center for Disease Control provides a snapshot into ways in which you can improve the quality of air in your workplace or home to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. The ventilation tool provides a visual demonstration of how you can effectively reduce aerosols using ventilation methods to [...]

By |2022-01-25T13:39:42+09:00January 25th, 2022|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Five things you can do today to reduce risks of Omicron at work

With the Omicron wave sweeping the globe, many of our clients have contacted our consulting team to discuss potential ways of increasing the safety of workers as the virus becomes more prevalent in the community. Over the last several weeks since the latest variant of Covid-19 emerged, we’ve been digesting the latest research and trending [...]

By |2022-01-28T08:52:15+09:00January 25th, 2022|Safety Advice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five things you can do today to reduce risks of Omicron at work

How to Avoid Workers Compensation Claims At Your Business

How do I avoid workers compensation claims? is a question that is often raised with the Safetysure Team. It is often out of sheer frustration that employer's call us seeking solutions to prevent an ongoing spat of workers compensation claims. Despite work safety being an important component of any job, sometimes both employees and employers [...]

By |2021-12-30T10:02:03+09:00December 30th, 2021|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Supporting Employee Mental Health at Work

It is a widely known fact across global workplaces that many people are experiencing a range of mental health and other psychosocial problems right now. Added stressors associated with the impacts of COVID-19 and remote work combine to make workplace mental health an emerging issue for businesses globally. The global standards body, ISO, has recognised [...]

By |2021-12-23T14:39:13+09:00December 23rd, 2021|Safety Advice, Standards|0 Comments

Work Safety Storytelling

Whether you need to find support for a new safety initiative or need to bring your team on board with a critical safety concept, safety storytelling is a basic business skill that can help you improve your reach and implementation of safety communications across a business. How do you create a compelling narrative when you [...]

By |2021-08-19T09:00:26+09:00August 19th, 2021|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Fine demonstrates the importance of following safe work methods statements

A recent successful prosecution against a flooring business in Queensland by the work safety regulator has demonstrated the importance of diligently following safe work method statements (SWMS) in the course of preventing injury. The importance of following and reviewing high risk construction SWMS is critical to mitigation of injuries, illnesses and fatalities. According to Safe [...]

By |2021-03-27T21:57:06+09:00March 27th, 2021|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Dealing with Disruptive Ideas at Safety Meetings

New ideas often lead to creative, useful solutions in organisations even when it comes to safety. Unfortunately new ideas can become a challenge when they constantly interrupt your safety meeting and send it off on a tangent. While it’s a given that your safety meetings should be as quick and efficient as possible, it's not [...]

By |2021-02-17T20:06:41+09:00February 17th, 2021|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Preparing for severe weather and emergencies

Events across eastern states of Australia during 2019 and 2020 have demonstrated the need to plan for severe weather events, specifically fires, storms. floods, and heatwaves. While we recognise that we cant control the weather, there are a range of things businesses should do in preparing for disasters and emergencies that will assist in satisfying [...]

By |2021-01-27T20:34:29+09:00December 21st, 2020|Safety Advice|0 Comments