Cost of mental illness in Australia

Cost of mental illness in Australia

Mental health costs Australian employers approximately $10.9 billion a year and absenteeism due to mental health results in a staggering 12 million days of reduced productivity amounting to 6 million working days being lost every year. At Safety Snippets, we reached out to Sally Kirkright,…

How to deal with common workplace injuries?

How to deal with common workplace injuries?

Serious workplace injuries are far too common. Between 2013-2014, more than 500, 000 workers were injured during work. Every one and a half days in Australia, a person will go to work and never come home. 9800 people suffer a workplace injury from which they…

Behaviour based safety tool at workplace | Ellen Downs

Behaviour based safety tool at workplace | Ellen Downs

A key feature of the upcoming 2016 Safety in Action Perth show will be the free safety seminar series, covering the latest safety issues and topics. Meet our Speaker at SIA – Perth 2016 | Ellen Downs Ellen Downs, VP Business Development Asia Pacific of DEKRA…

Why promote "Safety Culture" in a workplace?

Why promote "Safety Culture" in a workplace?

Alistair Schubak, Safety Culture Specialist, Director at Aframes Safety,  will be speaking at the upcoming Safety Conference in 2016. Prior to the launch of this event, we reached out to Alistair to tell ‘Safety Snippets’ about the challenges to overcome when promoting workplace safety culture. Could you…

Odd Spot: That festival buzz has a whole new meaning

Festivals are great fun aren’t they, but we’re glad we didn’t visit the one where this picture was taken. A Safety Snippets reader snapped this pic of electrical cords all plugged in together and then sealed with electrical tape. Perhaps they thought by taping it…