January 9th, 2020

Managing the risks of bushfire smoke

So many parts of Australia have been experiencing reduced outdoor air quality as a result of bushfire smoke recently.

All workplaces must have measures in place to protect worker health and safety and manage the risks of working outdoors.

Around a quarter of Australia’s workforce are employed in jobs that may require working outdoors for at least some of the time. Safe Work Australia have resources to help manage these risks at work. Topics covered include Bushfires, Air Quality and Air Pollution. https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/topic/weather

SA Health has guidance on the hazards that can be present after a bushfire.

Specific information on bushfire smoke and how to protect your health is available here

Stay safe everyone!