The National Safety Council 2017 Injury Facts report shows over 204,000 Construction Industry workers suffered nonfatal injuries or illnesses that necessitated days off work during 2014. In 2014, employment in the Construction industry totaled 9,813,000 workers, of which 9,390,000 were private sector employees. The Construction industry sector includes establishments engaged in construction of buildings, heavy construction other than buildings, and specialty trade contractors such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc. The National Safety...Read More
The Healthcare and Social Assistance industry is the largest employing industry in Australia, rapidly expanding and projected to continue to do so as the population both grows and ages. However it has a large number of work-related injuries and illness reported each year.
Statistics gathered by the Australian Government statutory body Safe Work Australia between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 show that the Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry has on average 18,300 serious workers compensation...Read More
The Manufacturing Industry is a focus 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 Manufacturing Industry has on average 14,900 serious workers compensation claims every year, with muscular stress a major problem - 36% of claims were due to lifting, carrying or handling heavy objects. The Food and Fabricated Metal product manufacturing industries...Read More
We are often asked "does my office need a first aid kit?" and the answer can be either complex or simple: simply, yes of COURSE your office needs a First Aid Kit because you care about the wellbeing of your employees!
The longer, legal answer is that it very much depends on what Australian State or Territory you are in, how big your office is, how many people work in and visit your office, and...Read More