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
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
From emergency services to policy setters, the Public Administration and Safety industry has a wide range of responsibilities - and a wide range of workplace risks.
Statistics gathered by the Australian Government statutory body Safe Work Australia between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 show that the Australian Government's Public Administration and Safety Industry has on average 9,100 serious workers compensation claims every year with almost double the frequency rate for disease claims across all industries....Read More
This "World First Aid Day" is highlighting domestic and workplace accidents - a hot topic in Australia with more accidents taking place at home than any other location.
Almost half a million Australians are admitted to hospitals every year as a result of injury, with around 12,000 people dying from their injuries.
10 years of research into childhood injury in Australia between 2002 and 2012 showed that 24.5% of reported childhood injuries were in...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
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
Created to comply with regulations for the Food and Beverage industry, this tough heavy-duty metal cabinet can be wall-mounted or carried by a strong handle. The construction of the First Aid Cabinet includes strong hinges that cover the full height of the door, ensuring it never bends or sags - and can be closed easily every time. A simple to use quality metal clasp keeps the cabinet securely fastened shut, avoiding accidental opening of...Read More