Health in the Workplace "Health" is defined in the WHS Act as both an employees Physical and Psychological Health. Psychological health is a complex area and can be experienced in all types of workplaces. The reasons workers experience stress to their psychological health varies, the most common reason is because of Workplace Bullying. Workplace Bullying, like all Work
Workers around Australia, from various industries, are required to work late, overnight, or by themselves. 'Working Alone' is defined, by Safe Work Australia, as working anywhere you cannot get immediate assistance. Common examples may include Staff that open and close retail stores, workers with client appointments after hours, working with international clients in different time zone,
What is the best way to manage risks when it comes to Manual Handling? Workplace safety is constantly challenged by the need to complete hazardous manual tasks. Manual handling tasks are a necessary part of jobs in a variety of industries. Imagine trying to work in construction, warehousing, or supermarkets without any form of manual handling.
SafeWork Australia have released a report into work related injuries for both shift and non shift workers. The data showed that the injury rate for shiftworkers was significantly higher than the injury rate of non-shiftworkers. In fact Shiftworkers injury rate was more than twice that of non-shiftworkers. Shiftworkers with significantly higher injury rates work as labourers, technicians and
[dt_sc_h2]Work Health and Safety e-Learning Training Courses[/dt_sc_h2] [dt_sc_h3]Why is WHS necessary? [/dt_sc_h3] Safe Work Australia compiles statistical data and reports on work-related injuries in Australia. The last survey conducted has put a value in excess of $60 billion on the cost associated with such injuries. With over 100,000 Workers Compensation claims in the last year, not including injuries