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Enter The WorkSafe Victoria Awards

Enter The WorkSafe Victoria Awards

The role that all Victorians can play in making workplaces safer will be highlighted at the 2018 WorkSafe Awards. Entries are now open for the 30th edition of the awards, with those who strive to improve workplace health, safety and wellbeing...

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What makes good adult learning?

What makes good adult learning?

We work everyday with large companies with diverse groups of learners and talk a lot about what makes good adult learning. How do you build and facilitate really great learning experiences? It’s common to have group of learners in our training who work on the...

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Key WHS statistics Australia

Safe Work Australia compiles the National Dataset for compensation-based statistics which comprises information on workers' compensation claims provided by each of the jurisdictional workers' compensation authorities. Although 563,600 people experienced a work-related...

Labour hire – what are your WHS obligations?

When hiring labour, no one should assume that someone else is taking care of health and safety. Everyone in the chain is required to know who is doing what and work together  so risks are eliminated or minimised. With major construction and infrastructure projects all...

Why sleep is your superpower

Are you and your workers skimping on sleep? It’s been proven that sleep deprivation not only means poorer performance, productivity and safety outcomes, but has an impact on our physical health. Researchers found workers losing just 16 minutes of sleep (from the 7-9...

Limited places remain for subsidised WHS training

Want to give your business the edge for 2019? Want to do it at no cost to your business? Queensland tradies have a limited opportunity to get WHS training, funded by their building and construction industry body, Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ). Being...

The 4 team leadership mistakes you might be making

Being a leader means you’re tasked with many responsibilities, across managing people and teams, organisational expectations and performance. Not every leader is awesome at all aspects of leading teams – here are four common mistakes you may be making: No vision....

3 industries responsible for 72% of fatalities says interim report

ARCHIVAL ARTICLE FEB 26 2019. The most current data is available here >> In 2018, the preliminary data showed 154 Australian workers were killed at work, a reduction compared with 190 workers in 2017. Why does it take so long to get data on fatalities? 2018...

How to nail your goals

Are you left with a bundle of New Year’s resolutions which sounded like a good idea at the time, but never made it past the idea stage? Here are six hacks to revive those goals. 1. Know what you want and get SMART about it Goals work best if they have...

Engaging Hearts & Minds the key to changing safety behaviour.

Not getting improvements in your safety leadership culture, or safety statistics? It’s highly likely your organisation has failed to engage your people at the ‘hearts and minds’ level required to create and sustain a strong safety culture.Research shows...

What Do Van Halen & Brown M&M’s Have To Do With Safety?

Van Halen's Brown M&Ms -Their Key To Rock and Roll Safety There’s a long tradition of musicians and actors adding in absurd demands in their performance contracts just because they could. Van Halen, the American hair rock band of the 80’s were infamous...

Working well: An organisational approach to preventing psychological injury

Comcare PublicationWorking Well: An Organisational Approach To Preventing Psychological Injury A GUIDE FOR CORPORATE, HR AND OHS MANAGERS Source: Comcare. Many employees will at times feel that they are not coping well at work for a variety of reasons....