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2014 Good Health business conference

2013 WorkSafe Month program of events

2012 WorkSafe Month program of events announced

New model WHS act to take effect 1 January 2013

Workers Compensations Statistics Released by Safety Watchdog

Gas Cylinder Danger Alert

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2014 Good Health, Good Business Conference - 21—22 August Hobart

Registration opens 28th May

Early Bird price $80 per day or $150 for two days (student discount available)

DAY ONE: LEADERSHIP & CULTURE
Leading healthier, safer and high performing workplaces Hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services and WorkSafe Tasmania

DAY TWO: RESEARCH
Evidence for promoting healthy lifestyles to workers Hosted by the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania

For more information: Anita.Whittle@dhhs.tas.gov.au or Michelle.Kilpatrick@utas.edu.au or click here.

 

2013 WorkSafe Month program of events

WorkSafe Tasmania Month is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of work health and safety and to reduce work-related injury, illness and deaths. Each year, workers and employers are encouraged to make safety a priority by attending one of the many free educational seminars and workshops offered around the state.

Download the program of events here

 

2012 WorkSafe Month program of events announced

WorkSafe Tasmania Month is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of work, health and safety and to reduce death, injury and disease in workplaces.  Each year workers and employers are encouraged to make safety a priority by attending one of the many free educational seminars and workshops offered around the state.

Registrations are now open to attend WorkSafe month events.

Program of Events

Event Registration

 

Model WHS Act to take effect in Tasmania 1 January 2013

The new model Work Health and Safety Laws will now not commence on 1 January 2012 in Tasmania. As of 2 December 2011, Tasmania's Legislative Council ammended the start date of the WHS bill 2011 until 1 January 2013, the bill will now be returned to the House of Assembly for consideration of the change when parliament resumes in March 2012. 

What does the new WHS act mean for your business? Find out more by visiting www.worksafe.tas.gov.au/model_whs_act or by contacting us.

 

Workers’ Compensation Statistics Released by Safety Watchdog

Recently the annual compendium of Workers’ Compensation Statistics Australia 2008–09 was released by Safe Work Australia.

The report details the latest OHS statistics Australia-wide and reflect a clear need for business to get serious about their occupational health and safety strategy and procedures.   A summary of the key findings include:

  • 128,735 serious workers’ compensation claims were recorded in 2008–09.
  • Men were almost twice as likely to be injured as opposed to female employees. There were 8.8 serious claims per million hours worked by male employees, compared to 6.4 serious claims per million hours worked by female employees.
  • Employees in agriculture, forestry and fishing sustained the highest incidence rate of all industries: 25.2 serious claims per 1000 employees, nearly twice the national rate. Transport & storage employees experienced 25.0 serious claims per 1000 employees, while there were 23.4 in manufacturing and 21.8 in construction.
  • Two-thirds of all serious claims were the result of injury with sprains and strains of joints and adjacent muscles alone accounting for 43% of all serious claims.
  • Manual handling mechanisms (muscular stress while lifting objects and muscular stress while handling objects) resulted in 33% of all serious claims. Falls (from a height on the same level) accounted for 20% of all serious claims.
  • The back was identified as the most often injured location on the body, accounting for 22% of all serious claims. Other common locations were hand, fingers and thumb (13%), shoulder (9%) and knee (9%).

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Gas Cylinder Dangers Alert

Now that summer is officially over, and you’re thinking about picking up a few gas cylinders for your workplace or home heating, take a second to recognise the safety issues.

The Queensland branch of Workplace safety and health has issued an alert on the dangers of transporting gas cylinders in enclosed vehicles, and the horrific ramifications of what can go wrong.

As we know we should not leave a child or animal in a hot car, the same applies for a gas cylinder. The temperature in vehicles can quickly rise to a level where it poses a significant risk to any flammable or non-flammable gasses that may be in the vehicle. An increase in temperature = an increase in pressure within the gas cylinder, which can cause the cylinder to leak, and safety valves to be rendered ineffective or release, and this spells disaster.

Please think before you act. Safety first. For more questions, queries or more information on gas cylinder safety contact us today.

 

 

 
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