Working safely in the sun and in hot conditions

Working safely in the sun and in hot conditions

If you work outdoors in Western Australia, you will be no stranger to the sun and the difficulties that are associated with working in our hot, dry climate. There are many hazards associated with working outside such as exposure to harmful UV rays and heat exposure....
Safety for New and Young Workers

Safety for New and Young Workers

New and young workers that are less experienced in a particular workplace are more prone to workplace injury (Work Health and Safety Training 2016). Between 2003 and 2016, 335 young workers aged under 25 have died as a result of a workplace incident (Safe Work...
Noise Safety at Work and Home

Noise Safety at Work and Home

Noise is often the silent hazard; a hazard that affects many Australians. Exposure to prolonged high levels of noise, or loud impact or explosive sounds, can lead to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 2019) and other...
What is an SDS?

What is an SDS?

Firstly, what is the difference between a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)? To put it simply an SDS is the new name of an MSDS, with the name change occurring following the introduction of the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of...
Assessing Workplace Safety

Assessing Workplace Safety

Australian law requires employers to ensure that they provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees and anyone that visits the workplace or facility.  On the other hand, employees also have an obligation to ensure that they manage their own safety and...