Over 50% serious work injury claims are related to hand, fingers or thumb

Over 50% serious work injury claims are related to hand, fingers or thumb

The Australia Worker’s Compensation Statistics for 2012-13 stated that in over 8330 serious claims, over 53% of these related to injuries to hand, fingers or thumb. (Source:  Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics Report 2012-13). The Glove Company is the optimal one fit company for all glove…

Reducing WHS risk factors in a Sentient Way

Reducing WHS risk factors in a Sentient Way

At Safety Snippets, we reached out to Doug Bester from Sentient for his insights regarding the importance of promoting workplace wellness. Doug Bester will be presenting at the Safety Seminar Series at the upcoming Safety in action- Perth Show. What are the challenges when promoting healthier working practices? Some…

Monitoring and controlling hazards at workplace

Monitoring and controlling hazards at workplace

Employers have a duty of care to protect workers against health and safety hazards at work. Employees have the right to know about potential hazards and to refuse work that they believe is dangerous and also have a responsibility to work under safety protocols when…

Prevent unnecessary accidents in your workplace

Poorly managed hoses and cables are a prime suspect when it comes to tripping hazards. Some of the most common causes of industrial injury are muscular stress (due to manual handling or repetitive movement) followed by falls, trips and slips. Hose reels are used across…

VISIONSafe releases a new Traffic Cone LED Light

Traffic cones are frequently used on roads or footpaths to temporarily redirect traffic in a safe manner, merge lanes during road construction projects, mark off hazardous areas and a variety of other useful tasks. But what happens if it is wet and raining, or dark…

How can we build a safer construction industry? A chat with Dr Susanne Bahn.

The building and construction industry in WA has a poor safety record due, in the main, to the many unique challenges it faces. Included among them are a tendency towards subcontracting, an influx of unskilled workers (which in itself has its own safety implications) and…