A new HSW handbook chapter, Management of controlled substances and controlled plants, has been endorsed and uploaded to the HSW website.
Each year influenza (flu) vaccine is developed to protect you against the most common strains of influenza. Influenza disease can be very serious leading to complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), neurological conditions and other bacterial infections.
The 28th of April 2022 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers' Memorial Day – a day for reflecting on how occupational deaths, injuries, diseases and illnesses can better be prevented.
Online vendors are selling high powered lasers without adequate safety provisions.
A site supervisor working for a land development company in WA has been personally fined under the WHS Act for not implementing the company safety procedures.
A new appendix has been added to the Events Safety Management information sheet.
The easing of public health restrictions in South Australia on November 23rd, 2021, is a big milestone and something to celebrate.
In alignment with the new Health and Safety Representative and HSW Consultation Chapter of the University of Adelaide’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Handbook, new Health and Safety Representatives and HSW consultation information sheets (frequently asked questions) have been uploaded to the HSW website providing additional information and guidance on consultation processes and the role of HSRs.
Working in heat can be hazardous and is a common cause of harm among Australian workers. Some common risks of working in heat include heat-related illness, dehydration, burns and reduced concentration.