Tag Archives: health

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Improving health and safety management for tradies

August is Tradies National Health Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on the priorities for health and safety management for this key industry sector. Frankly, the issue of tradies health and safety needs a lot of attention. According to data from Safe Work Australia, tradies are among the highest ranked sectors in regards to serious injury and disease compensation claims. […]

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5 Hidden Safety Hazards Lurking in Your Office

Underestimating the severity of office health and safety hazards is a key obstacle to the prevention of office injuries. We mentioned earlier this month that offices often appear much safer than they actually are, but here lies the danger of office safety risks: they are less visible and easy to overlook. Hard hats and safety googles […]

Exercise Right week awareness

How to stay healthy in your office job (without really trying)

#ExerciseRightWeek As you may have seen, this week is Exercise Right Week; and staying healthy in your workplace is definitely something we can get behind. A big part of Exercise Right Week is to find a way to exercise that suits you. So, given that we (like many of you) spend a little too much […]

3 Ways to Boost Employee Wellbeing in your Workplace.

In safety terms, office workers are exposed to less risk than workers on a construction site or in a laboratory. But it would be a mistake to underestimate the physical and mental toll of working in an office. Office workers experience their own share of challenges, from back strain resulting from bad posture and too much […]

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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Today marks the UN World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The date of April 28 has long been associated with trade union campaigns to commemorate the victims of occupational accidents. The title of this year’s theme is Workplace Stress: a collective challenge. This theme was chosen because workplace stress is a global issue, […]

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Here’s Your March Safety Digest

The latest news from the worldwide health and safety community. Wages have increased for Australian health and safety personnel, but many departments still struggle to apply successful mental health strategies Meanwhile, the Australian government and private insurers are increasing their investment into mental health services Review of Queensland turf farms shows a commitment to worker health and safety […]

Thinking of safety as profit

We all know that safety matters, but just how much does it matter in strictly numerical terms? Just voicing a commitment to safety can really turn things around. Take this anecdote about Paul O’Neill, one of the CEOs of Fortune 500 company Alcoa. O’Neill’s method teaches us an important lesson: Habits are formed, not forced. O’Neill made […]

Workplace wellness is risk management, too.

Companies that promote wellness are usually more productive. But as a simple value, there are more benefits to wellness than simply increasing the motivation to perform well. The best programmes motivate employees to want to be a part of them, without being compulsory. Health is subjective and it is hard to set a single standard […]

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Your February Safety Digest

All the latest news from the worldwide health and safety community. Qantas sets higher standard for workplace safety in the follow-up to the 2014 incident where a worker fell from the aircraft. Silicon Valley medical startup Theranos pressured to do damage control after U.S. regulators declared that one their facilities poses an “immediate jeopardy to patient health […]

The World’s Worst Safety Fails

Here at Donesafe we take our jobs seriously, so we spend a lot of time talking about making your health and safety strategy hassle-free. But with the end of the year approaching, we thought we would show our humorous side as well.         And lastly, this article about the protests over the […]