Workers in cold storage environments are at risk of cold stress, making personal protective equipment (PPE) a critical last line of defence against frostbite, hypothermia and death. According to WorkSafe Victoria’s Safe Operations of Cold Storage Facilities Handbook, a cold environment is defined as one in which greater than normal bodily heat losses occur. Without […]
Appropriate signage is a critical component of controlling risks within the workplace, with colour playing a significant role in the identification of hazards.
As Australia heads into an opioid crisis, the extent of illicit drug use among blue collar workers is of increasing concern, especially given the associated safety risks.
While illegal opioids, such as heroin, may immediately spring to mind, misuse of prescription opioids, including morphine and oxycodone, is a more significant problem.
A 29-year old man has escaped with minor scratches and a small fracture to his hand after a DIY project went wrong.
Arda Hancioglu (pictured) was using an angle grinder to create a fire pit for his backyard when the cutting disc broke and he lost control of the tool.
In 2018, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified welding fumes as “carcinogenic to humans”, an upgrade on its previous 1989 status as a “possible” cancer-causing agent. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from welding was also classified as carcinogenic, while molybdenum trioxide – a chemical sometimes used in welding – was classified as possibly carcinogenic […]
As the weather gets cooler, you might be starting to think about beanies and other cold weather gear to keep yourself warm. However, if you need to wear a hard hat for work, your accessories could be putting you at risk of an injury by reducing the effectiveness of your PPE. As well as their […]
While the Australian Standards do not indicate a set replacement schedule for protective eyewear, at some point, your safety glasses will need to be replaced. Whether it’s from normal wear and tear, or changes to your circumstances, here are five signs that it’s time to replace your safety specs. 1. You have recently changed jobs, […]