How to create a positive mental health culture in your workplace

“Depression and stress disorders now account for 34% of lost productivity through absenteeism and presenteeism, according to a Medicare report, and yet 86% of those affected would rather suffer in silence than discuss their illness with work colleagues. It is the elephant in the boardroom.”…

Evac+Chair wins award for best new exhibitor stand at Safety in Action Sydney, Australia

Evac+Chair won the award for best new exhibitor at the Safety in Action Sydney event in Australia held on 2nd – 4th September 2014. The award was presented based on best on visual impact, product signage/literature available and product identification, the stand was accessible for…

1 in 10 workers absent or affected by drugs at work

A new poll has revealed how many Victorian employees take sick days or are affected by drugs at work. The poll conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation found: 10% of Victorian employees had either taken a day off and/or gone to work feeling the effects…

Are you managing your staff safely + effectively?

When you’re running a business, often it’s the management of employees that can be the most time consuming. Wouldn’t it be nice if that could be managed by a computer? Well don’t scoff just yet,  HR3 is one of Australia’s leading providers of employee management…

Safety is not just the driver's job

First published in the ‘Safety First’, Forkliftaction.com News #657 In the last few years, British companies have made great strides towards improving forklift safety. Accident figures have tumbled, and working with – or near – forklifts in the UK is far less dangerous than it…

Can we equalise safety in residential construction?

We often take them for granted, but our hands are essential to earning a living —particularly if you are among the 9% of Australians working in the construction industry. According to Worksafe Victoria, more than 20 percent of injuries incurred by carpenters are hand and…

Is workplace mental health a leadership issue?

Chloe Price of VP Client Services at OHS Leaders Council recently posted a discussion on the IR & Work Safety LinkedIn Group that we wanted to share, as it really had us thinking. Is the onus on leadership when it comes to staff mental health…