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Amphlett’s awareness anthem

Amphlett’s awareness anthem

Chrissy Amphlett’s ‘I Touch Myself’ becomes a breast health awareness anthem On the 14th April 2014, the Cancer Council launched a video featuring leading female artists – Olivia Newton John, Megan Washington, Sarah McLeod, Katie Noonan, Sarah Blasko, Suze DeMarchi,...

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Are we legislating for accidents?

Are we legislating for accidents?

Are we legislating and managing for accidents? Observations of a safety professional. Dr Paul Johnston - Lead Consultant & Facilitator Safety Dimensions. WHS legislation and management frameworks are intended to jointly define a systematic means by which we keep...

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The Alarming Cost Of Stress

The Alarming Cost Of Stress

Safe Work Australia reports that the costs of mental stress-related claims in Australia is more than $10 billion per year. And it is estimated that the effects of stress on those who are at work but not performing to their potential costs Australian businesses a...

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Half empty or half full?

Half empty or half full?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of...

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Dealing With Stress Programs

Dealing With Stress Programs

Dealing With Stress Programs Stress comes in many forms, sometimes positive and useful for peak performance and sometimes counterproductive when built up over a period of time. Stress shows up as higher absenteeism, higher workcover claims, poor performance, bullying...

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Cancers from workplace exposure

Cancers from workplace exposure

The Cancer Council estimated that around 7,000 new cases of cancer in Australia each year are caused by exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. The report estimates that as many as 1.5 million Australian workers, engaged in 51 different industries, may be exposed to...

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Key Work Health & Safety Statistics

Key Work Health & Safety Statistics

Key work health and safety statistics In 2010–11, there were 132 570 workers’ compensation claims for serious[1] work-related injuries or illnesses. This equates to an incidence rate of 13.1 serious claims per 1000 employees. Preliminary data for 2011–12 show there...

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Staying Cool Under Extreme Heat

As summer temperatures soar around the country, Worksafe Victoria shares some advice about how to prevent heat illness from working outdoors in hot weather or where heat is generated as part of work. With temperatures predicted to reach above 40 degrees Celsius across...

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Work-related fatigue: a guide for employers from Work-Safe Victoria

Work-Safe Victoria has produced a guide on how to prevent workplace injuries to employees. According to the guide "Fatigue is an acute and/or ongoing state of exhaustion that leads to physical, mental or emotional exhaustion and prevents people from functioning safely...

5 tips for working successfully with subcontractors

Organisations are increasingly including subcontractors in their internal training, so everyone is aligned under a single Health & Safety framework. Not only is this beneficial for alignment of safety behaviours, but from a WHS compliance perspective, you have a...

Undertaking a COVID-19 Risk Assessment for your workplace

Have you undertaken a current risk assessment to identify the risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 in your workplace? Safe Work Australia has published a downloadable checklist you can follow with the key considerations for identifying risks and control...

7 tips for keeping your remote working team safe and engaged

What does ‘work’ look like for you and your team in this current situation? If your team is working remotely or combining work in the office with work from home, there may be a lack of certainty about when we may all be able to return to work as we knew it, and when...

Need a break from Covid News? Take a virtual break in nature

Need a break from COVID news? Take a virtual tour in nature with explore.org nature cams from the comfort of your desktop.  Choose from a range of relaxing footage, from oceans to wildlife and nature sanctuaries all around the globe. Find hundreds of streams here:...

Workplace Manslaughter becomes law in Victoria on July 1st 2020

Victoria has made Workplace Manslaughter a criminal offence and will now have the highest safety fine in the country with maximum penalties of $16.5m and 20 years jail. Victoria is the third state after ACT and Queensland to legislate to make Workplace Manslaughter a...

Why self-paced online training isn’t for everyone – and how LDN do online differently.

Hasn’t the world changed? In a short period, we now have a ‘new normal’. For some, this has meant working from home, for others, reduced hours, being stood down, or unfortunately retrenched. What has become certain is that life is uncertain. Yet, the need to expand...

5 tips for working successfully with subcontractors

Organisations are increasingly including subcontractors in their internal training, so everyone is aligned under a single Health & Safety framework. Not only is this beneficial for alignment of safety behaviours, but from a WHS compliance perspective, you have a...

Our COVID-19 Response from LDN CEO Melissa Williams

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our first and foremost focus is on the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our people, our clients, their staff and the wider community we all live in.(LDN will regularly update its COVID-19 response based on...

Train your staff at home with LDN Interactive (LDN-i) – helping organisations train and develop staff while isolated

Safety Dimensions, Leadership Dimensions & Workplace Dimensions programs are now available through a facilitator-led, real-time, interactive training environment – via computer. We don’t offer pre-recorded online programs – just the same experience of our...