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WHS Tag

By Jim Kelly Many of us spend most of our waking lives at work. Not surprising then, work can have both a positive and negative impact on our lives. What you may not know is that one in six Australian workers are experiencing mental health issues right now and 45% of adults experience mental illness in their lifetime? We all know we have good and bad days at work, but alarming many of us will experience...

The Bionic Man, Alan Newey, was the first person in Australia to be fitted with a mind-controlled bionic arm.  At 35 years old, Alan lost his right dominant arm to a conveyor belt accident and spent many years in recovery and rehabilitation.   Alan will be giving a real insight into his life-changing experience at the upcoming NSW Regional Safety Conference & Expo.  Seventeen years after his accident, Alan was the first person to trial the bionic arm through a Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) operation...

By Alan Newey Chat Safety was born from the ashes of a workplace accident in where I lost might right dominant arm.  My real experience in Occupation Heath and Safety was not taught at school it came from going through a serious workplace injury in which I lost my right dominant arm. Through the process of years of rehab I had to deal with the following points. Workplace accident The effect on family and friends Workplace culture ...

The NSW Regional Safety Conference was created to encourage the ongoing improvement of Workplace Health and Safety. It is alarming that, even with all of the awareness campaigns run by the government, a staggering 190 work-related fatalities occurred in Australia in 2017. A serious workplace injury or death changes lives forever, and we don’t just mean the worker who is personally affected. Families, friends, communities and coworkers are all irrevocably affected too. Human loss and suffering...

By Jaelea Skehan Like many people, I know what it is like to spend more of my waking hours at work than anywhere else.  So it is important for each and every one of us to be interested in ensuring that while we are at work we are safe and healthy. And there is no health without mental health. The good news is that there is a positive influence of work on people’s wellbeing – it provides...

By Andrew Barrett The golden ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a rare, highly sought after prize, which gave its owner an exclusive look into the world of Willy Wonka. The golden ticket holders went on an amazing adventure beyond their wildest dreams. Do you feel like you have a rare prize holding your conference ticket? And an amazing adventure is in store? Is just showing up EVER the answer? If conferences are one form of professional...

By Terry Wong. Our research with companies around Australia reveals 3 main concerns about Australia’s ageing workforce: The increasing likelihood of musculoskeletal injuries A decreasing ability for employees to physically perform the job What to do with employees when they can no longer perform their role So, what’s the solution? There is no silver bullet but here’s a few tips to get you started. The answer is likely to be right under your nose. There is a high...

By Jackie Dujmovic. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 2.3 million workers die every year as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. In addition to this astounding number, each year 313 million accidents occur on the job resulting in extended absences from work. The ILO estimates that the annual cost to the global economy from accidents and work-related diseases alone is a staggering $3 trillion. Can Drone technology help protect your workers? Could drone...

By Peter Knott. The traditional image of an occupational hygienist involves attaching air pumps and sampling heads to workers to wear during their shift, sending samples to a laboratory and a week or so later receiving the results. These methods have typically served us well, and for evaluating long-term risks or compliance, they are internationally established as best practice. But long-term risk or compliance monitoring is not the only reason why personal exposure monitoring may be...

By Ken Robertson. Machine Safety is a technically challenging aspect of WHS, particularly if you’re not too sure where to start. There is often a misconception that if we just choose Category (Cat) 4 (highest level), that we must have done a good job and covered everything off satisfactorily. Sadly, in my experience, nothing could be further from the truth in the world of machine safety. While Cat 4 is indeed the highest level of the machine safety...