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Know For Sure, Before You Pour – Chemical Safety

While your business may not require large supplies or varieties of hazardous chemicals to function, all businesses will handle certain types of chemicals, examples include cleaners and sanitisers.  These materials can cause serious injury if workers are exposed to them and not immediately treated. Similarly, some flammable liquids may be stored in your facility for specific uses which can cause…

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Working Safely whilst at Heights

Between 2012 and 2015 more than 17,500 workers were injured after falling from a height in NSW workplaces. Twenty-five died and more than 200 were permanently disabled. Understanding the risks associated with the work to be conducted is important in knowing if a safer alternative is available and what is reasonably practicable? A fall hazard exists where there is potential to be…

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How to Manage a Hardening Insurance Market

Unprecedented decline in insurance premiums is over Until late 2017, insurance market pricing had been in a state of decline for an unprecedented period of years, leading many to speculate that the traditional cycle is over. However, the claims environment changed dramatically in 2017 as natural catastrophes in the second half of the year, including hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, earthquakes…

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How to prevent manual handling injuries impacting your business

Statistics published by Safe Work Australia for 2015-16 report the average time off work for a Musculoskeletal Disorder is between 5-6 weeks. The average Workers Compensation claim cost for this type of injury in 2015-16 was $50,000. So the impact on your worker’s compensation premium could be significant, never mind the additional burden of being a person down in your…

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The Chain of Responsibility: Your Legal Obligation to Safeguard Every Vehicle in Your Supply Chain

Just three years ago transport group McAleese were riding high: after winning a large contract to deliver fuel to 7/11 service stations, the firm was about to be listed on the stock exchange. But after an initial listing at more than $1.47/share, McAleese’s fortunes have plummeted, and the company recently went into liquidation. In August 2016 the share price dropped…

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