Gig Economy and Health and Safety

The ABC recently published a recent article about the gig economy and Health and Safety. For those of who are not aware of the gig economy, it is the new style of work sourcing that is becoming popular. Similar to the concepts behind Uber and AirBnB, the gig economy...

Yoga may not be as good as we thought

We have all been reliably informed that the ancient exercise ritual of Yoga is great for all things health, however an new study from the University of Sydney may give some pause to at least some of those claims. Yoga has become very popular in many western countries...

$600k+ payout for back injury

A recent case involving a large payout for a worker who injured their back at work highlights the importance of good controls and supervision of manual tasks in all workplaces. In this case the worker was a warehouse worker for Woolworths, who sustained a back injury...

Manual Tasks Best Practice (Video)

Recently I joined Mango to deliver a webinar on Manual Tasks. The webinar was in relation to how do we might run a best practice manual handling training session. We know that standard “off the shelf” manual handling training does not have the effect we...

Don’t forget to write a WHS Plan!

Whether we admit it or not I think most of us make some type of new years resolution. It always seems like such a good time to do this – new starts and all. I certainly do, and I guess this blog post represents one. One problem is that most of us don’t...

Christmas Safety Message

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but I think you will all agree that the lead up to this day can be a bit hectic. There is usually plenty of work to get done before the lucky ones of us get to take a few days of well earned break time. This combined with...