With around 15% of all Australian worker fatalities occurring in agricultural industries, it's a major focus for October's National Safe Work Month.
Statistics gathered by the Australian Government statutory body Safe Work Australia during 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 show that in the Agriculture industry there were on average 2,800 serious workers compensation claims each year - 20% were caused by livestock, 12% were muscular injuries sustained from handling objects and 11% of injuries were...Read More
October is National Safe Work Month, focusing on reducing injuries and fatalities in Australia's work places throughout the year. The Road Transport Industry is a national priority under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 due to the high number and rate of fatalities in this industry.
Statistics gathered by the Australian Government statutory body Safe Work Australia between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 show that the Road Transport Industry has on average...Read More
With unannounced visits to construction work sites by SafeWork NSW due to an increase in injuries and fatalities, the Construction Industry is a major focus nationwide for National Safe Work Month this October.
Five years of statistics gathered by the Australian Government statutory body Safe Work Australia between 2011 and 2016 show that Australia's Construction Industry has on average 12,700 serious workers compensation claims every year, with muscular stress a major problem -...Read More
Farming is often overlooked by the general public when it comes to the perception of high-risk occupations, but according to Safe Work Australia between 15% to 12% of Australian worker fatalities occurred in the farming industry during 2009-2015 (source: safeworkaustralia.gov.au).
These figures are all the more concerning when you realise 15% of fatalities are occurring in an industry that only makes up 2% of Australian workers (source: www.employment.gov.au).
These statistics have...Read More
The ACT Government is re-issuing advice on how best to avoid snake bites following a sharp rise of injuries in the territory. Canberra and the ACT has an abundance of native wildlife including eight species of snakes - and they are an important part of the environment. If you do come across a snake, just calmly back away and give it a wide berth - do not confront it or attempt to move or...Read More
Snake Bites are always a risk for anyone spending time in nature, whether camping and bush walking or working outdoors slashing long grass or working on roadside construction. Victims of snake bites should avoid moving as much as possible, so it is important to always have what you need in an emergency to hand - for this reason the Regulator Snake Bite First Aid Kit is fitted with a belt loop to keep close...Read More