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Safe work month - Week 3

How can organizations use data to make workplaces safer?

In Australia, we dedicate the month of October to the National Safe Work Month awareness campaign and this year our focus shifts slightly to workplace health and safety through COVID-19. This week features the use of data to make workplaces safer, acknowledging the impacts of COVID-19 and encouraging best practice for WHS.  What is workplace health and safety data?  Data can be any information gathered from the workplace and through working activities – facts and statistics collected for reference or analysis. This can […]

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These are Australia’s most dangerous jobs

A new analysis of Safe Work Australia data shows that the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry tops the list of the most dangerous work environments in the country. Data from 2015 reveal that this industry had 52 fatalities that year, the highest number across all industries. It is followed by transport, postal and warehousing with 40 workplace fatalities, and […]

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How to work safe in all this bloody heat

Just outside my window, I’m looking at a window cleaner, hanging out in direct sunlight on a 40-degree day, absolutely dripping with sweat. Meanwhile the person next to me as I type this is literally wearing a scarf. Congratulations Sydney, we just made it through the hottest January on record; and February is shaping up […]

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Return to Work Survey: steady numbers, but more involvement is key

Safe Work Australia has released a series of brand new reports on the return to work experience of injured workers. More specifically, the reports focus on the outcomes of injured workers who receive workers’ compensation and various factors that affect their ability to return to work. The survey, which was conducted in mid-2016, covers all Australian territories […]

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New Safe Work Reports: Mental Health is Indispensable in the Workplace

When thinking about workplace health and safety, what usually comes to mind are things like heavy machinery or complicated security protocols. Most people’s thoughts don’t immediately jump to mental health. Back in June, we made the case for why business managers should prioritize a more holistic approach to health and safety and the advantages of both a wellness and a financial standpoint. […]

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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 tradie’s health and safety needs a lot of attention. According to data from Safe Work Australia, tradies are among the highest-ranked sectors in regard to serious injury and disease compensation claims. Statistics […]

SafeWork Australia report is optimistic, but we can’t stop there

A newly released SafeWork Australia report highlights workplace safety statistics in 2014-2015, and the data is largely reassuring. What are the numbers? Which industries are the big winners? The report states that “there is a long-term trend showing a reduction in the number of work-related fatalities and serious injury claims.” Since hitting a peak of 310 […]

October is Safe Work Month

October is Safe Work Month, and Safe Work Australia is organizing various programming initiatives to promote workplace health and safety. This year’s theme of “Be safe. Be healthy. Because…” is intentionally open-ended and meant to provoke responses that describe the spectrum of reasons to be safe at work. Follow this link for detailed and up-to-date information on programming available […]