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Retro Office Safety Training Video

Although the fashions have long gone, and thankfully many of the behaviours in the workplace have changed, this video still addresses the following topics which are just as relevant today as when "You and Office Safety!" was made: • Good Housekeeping • Slips, Trips...

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How do you support workers to understand complex regulations?

Over the past few years, many organisations operating in highly complex and regulated environments (agriculture, construction and forestry) have identified that areas of non-compliance are directly related to the complexity of the legislation, regulations and codes...

New programs: Diversity & Inclusion, Time Management and Leading Through Change.

Our newest programs Diversity & Inclusion, Time Management and Leading Through Change can be delivered either face-to-face at your workplace or via our live instructor-led interactive online platform, LDN-i. Diversity & Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion in the...

Work-related traumatic injury fatalities Australia

Tragically, 194 people were fatally injured at work in 2020. Safe Work Australia has published the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2020 report, a report that provides statistics about injury-related deaths arising from work-related activities. While...

Vic Employers – Labour-hire workers now considered employees under amended OHS Act

 In September 2021, new laws passed the Victorian parliament to ensure that labour-hire workers have the same rights and safety protections as other workers. The Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (the Act) amends the Occupational...

Work-related fatigue: a guide for employers from WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria has produced a guide on how to prevent workplace injuries to employees. According to the guide, "Fatigue is an acute and/or ongoing state of exhaustion that leads to physical, mental or emotional exhaustion and prevents people from functioning safely...

5 tips for working successfully with subcontractors

Organisations are increasingly including subcontractors in their internal training, so everyone is aligned under a single Health & Safety framework. Not only is this beneficial for alignment of safety behaviours, but from a WHS compliance perspective, you have a...

Undertaking a COVID-19 Risk Assessment for your workplace

Have you undertaken a current risk assessment to identify the risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 in your workplace? Safe Work Australia has published a downloadable checklist you can follow with the key considerations for identifying risks and control...

7 tips for keeping your remote working team safe and engaged

What does ‘work’ look like for you and your team in this current situation? If your team is working remotely or combining work in the office with work from home, there may be a lack of certainty about when we may all be able to return to work as we knew it, and when...

Need a break from Covid News? Take a virtual break in nature

Need a break from COVID news? Take a virtual tour in nature with explore.org nature cams from the comfort of your desktop.  Choose from a range of relaxing footage, from oceans to wildlife and nature sanctuaries all around the globe. Find hundreds of streams here:...

Workplace Manslaughter becomes law in Victoria on July 1st 2020

Victoria has made Workplace Manslaughter a criminal offence and will now have the highest safety fine in the country with maximum penalties of $16.5m and 20 years jail. Victoria is the third state after ACT and Queensland to legislate to make Workplace Manslaughter a...