Its that time of year again….
Hot weather and bushfire danger!
Some facts from Safe Work Australia –
This time last year, parts of Australia were badly affected by extreme heat and bushfires. Working in heat and/or in air pollution can be hazardous and can cause harm to workers in both indoor and outdoor work environments.
Over the 10 years from 2009-10 to 2018-19, there were 1,774 workers’ compensation claims resulting from working in heat.
There are a whole range of Working in Heat and Air Pollution/Bushfire Smoke resources available for employers and workers to help manage these risks
It’s a new world and a different workplace in 2021
Things are different this year and 2021 will have an additional safety focus and workplace changes with COVID
This article from Gallagher Bassett explains some of the key risk areas
What is a healthy workplace and why should you have one?
This website has been developed by the Collaborative Partnership to provide a central source of information, tools and resources to help South Australian businesses create healthy, safe and thriving workplaces.
A safe and healthy workplace leads to
Good, safe and meaningful work is a positive contributor to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of all South Australians including workers, their families and communities.
Safe Work Month will be a little different this year
Go to https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/whats-on to see what events are happening in your region and online
The NSW mine safety regulator has issued its annual report for 2018/2019
You can read more here https://www.amsj.com.au/nsw-mine-safety-regulators-report/
Music SA has a great resource to help manage the risks for the music industry
This guide has links to
National Farm Safety Week is July 20 – 25.
As explained by Safework SA, this week is about highlighting the importance of business and industry working together to increase the wellbeing of Australian farmers through innovation and improved attention to health and safety outcomes.
Safety Geek has a background working in farm safety so #asksafetygeek if you need help.
October is National Safe Work Month and this year’s theme, Work Health and Safety through COVID-19, is about the impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses, employers and workers.
Check out the website to find out more https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month
Return to Work SA have free online skill building workshops available
The 2020 / 21 training calendar is here
RTWSA training and events can be found here https://www.rtwsa.com/about-us/returntoworksa/events
safetygeek is qualified in Return to Work injury management if you need any advice on the RTW Act and work injury response