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Navigating Winter Safety: Essential Tips for Staying Warm and Protected
Navigating Winter Safety: Essential Tips for Staying Warm and Protected
Stay warm and protected in winter with our range of high-quality workwear. Shop now for jackets, gloves, boots, and more
Emergency service workers experience higher PTSD levels
Emergency service workers experience higher PTSD levels
Emergency service workers are twice as likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, in large part due to the high risk of trauma exposure at work, according to the Black Dog Institute.
Spike in construction falls leads to safety warning
Spike in construction falls leads to safety warning
WorkSafe Victoria has urged the state’s construction industry to check fall prevention measures after one worker has died and several others have been injured in a recent spate of serious incidents. The regulator is investigating the death of a 56-year-old worker after an incident at a residential construction site in Doncaster East.
Warning over ‘cocktail’ of serious health hazards for workers
Warning over ‘cocktail’ of serious health hazards for workers
More than 70 per cent of the global workforce are likely to be exposed to climate-change-related health hazards, and existing OHS protections are struggling to keep up with the resulting risks, according to an International Labour Organization (ILO) report.
Regulator targets noisy working environments
Regulator targets noisy working environments
SafeWork SA recently launched a campaign targeting risks associated with working in noisy environments. The six-month campaign, which started last month, is designed to raise awareness of noise-related risks and will include compliance audits across the manufacturing, warehousing, transport, construction, and mining industries.
New workplace exposure limits for airborne contaminants
New workplace exposure limits for airborne contaminants
Work health and safety ministers have agreed to a new workplace exposure limit list for airborne contaminants and a harmonised transition period, which will end on 30 November 2026. The workplace exposure limits will replace the current workplace exposure standards, after the ministers agreed to rename them to make it clear that a limit should not be exceeded, and for Australia to align with terms used internationally.
Safety alert issued after workers fall through plaster ceilings
Safety alert issued after workers fall through plaster ceilings
WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety alert reminding employers about managing the risk of falling through plaster ceilings. The alert was issued after several construction workers have fallen from roof spaces recently. In separate incidents, two workers fell through plaster ceilings while working in roof spaces, while another lost balance while standing on roof trusses. They all sustained serious and life-threatening injuries.
Gift Ideas for mum
Gift Ideas for mum
Greetings to all the wonderful sons and daughters out there! Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to show some love and appreciation for the special lady in your life. As a workwear company, we understand how hard mums work, and we want to help you make this day extra special for her. So, how can you make your mum feel loved and appreciated? Here are a few mothers day ideas to get you started...
The Significance of Glove Certification in Australian Safety Wear Uniforms
The Significance of Glove Certification in Australian Safety Wear Uniforms
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Where are the weak links in chain of responsibility?
Where are the weak links in chain of responsibility?
While chain of responsibility doesn’t apply in every organisation, there are many that still don’t know they are a party in the chain of responsibility while others don’t fully understand the application of heavy vehicle laws to their operations. Chain of responsibility applies to all organisations that interact with a heavy vehicle to have goods or materials delivered in and/or finished products to be picked up and delivered to their next stop in the supply chain, said Denise Zumpe, founder and director of specialist consultancy CoR Comply.