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Choosing a Shared Workspace –  Work Health and Safety Considerations

Shared workspaces like WeWork, Workspace365, Regus and others have become increasingly popular due to their flexibility, cost-efficiency, and collaborative environment. However, selecting the right office space within the buildings (or parts of buildings) where shared office spaces are provided requires careful consideration of several work health and safety factors to ensure the well-being and [...]

By |2024-05-31T15:27:56+09:00May 31st, 2024|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Plastics manufacturer receives $545K fine | Learnings for workplaces

The recent award of a $545,000 fine against a plastics manufacturer for serious safety failing highlights the importance of acting on legal work safety notices issued by work safety regulators and ensuring systems are in place for managing work place risks. In this article we examine issues of workplace safety compliance that led to [...]

By |2024-03-31T08:28:24+09:00March 31st, 2024|Legislation, News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Work Related Event Safety Considerations

As the festive season approaches, it's important for employers across Australia to remember that workplace celebrations and work related events, while festive, come with their own set of risks and responsibilities. Workplace injuries during office parties are not uncommon, and it’s crucial for employers to understand when they might be liable for workers' compensation and [...]

By |2023-12-14T14:31:34+09:00December 14th, 2023|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Warehouse racking failure stresses importance of safe racking

A recent alert from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has underscored the critical importance of warehouse racking safety after a distressing event where a young employee sustained severe injuries from collapsing welded mesh sheets. Preliminary findings suggest the injured person was aiding in the transportation of 19 mesh sheets using a forklift, aimed at [...]

By |2023-11-02T14:27:44+09:00November 2nd, 2023|Governments, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Safety Performance of High-Demand Lithium-Ion Batteries

In the relentless push towards a net-zero future, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) stand at the forefront of technological innovation. Lithium Ion batteries are pivotal in driving the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), supporting grid storage, and enabling portable electronics. Yet, as demand surges, safety concerns under abnormal conditions, particularly thermal runaway (TR), have become a [...]

By |2023-11-02T09:33:01+09:00November 2nd, 2023|Research, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Office Safety – Actionable tips to make your office safer

Today's offices are no longer just clusters of cubicles where employees mechanically punch in hours. They're vibrant, dynamic spaces that influence, and are influenced by those who occupy them. In this article we’ll provide some tips and actionable insights on 'office safety' and how you can take some positive steps to improving the office [...]

By |2023-10-16T14:58:48+09:00October 16th, 2023|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

Work health and safety myths

Work health and safety practices and systems are an essential aspect of any business, aimed at ensuring the well-being and protection of employees and minimising disruption to the business. Numerous myths surround these safety practices, often leading to misinformed decisions and undermining the importance of workplace safety. In this article, we debunk eight common [...]

By |2023-04-28T15:09:52+09:00April 28th, 2023|Safety Advice|0 Comments

Psychosocial risks embedded in work health and safety legislation

Psychosocial risks and the control of psychosocial hazards will be prominent feature of the health and safety landscape in Australia in 2023. Queensland and NSW work health legislation will include provisions for measures to be taken to manage psychosocial hazards. Queensland will see a 1 April 2023 commencement of the new provisions and NSW commenced [...]

By |2023-01-06T14:41:31+09:00January 6th, 2023|News, Safety Advice|0 Comments

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