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Red Hot Hazards

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The first Bushfire Warning of the season was issued just days into Spring – almost a month ahead of time thanks to one of the hottest winters on record. The lengthy dry spell that has left large parts of the country parched makes the risk of bushfire that much greater. It’s crucial organisations prepare themselves…

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Keeping an ear out…

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Just a quick note to let you know we’re keeping across Work Health and Safety Regulations with regard to audiometric testing. Revisions made last year (affecting clause 58.2) will require some employees who wear personal protective equipment (PPE), like earmuffs, to undergo a hearing test which the company must provide from January 2018. Many organisations…

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This won’t hurt a bit: 5 excellent reasons to have a chronic pain strategy in the workplace

We were reminded this week during National Pain Week how fortunate Australia is to have a National Pain Strategy for dealing with people who suffer chronic pain. No other country has anything like it. The National Pain Strategy was developed five years ago and is a unique model of care for the management of chronic pain.

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State of emergency – considerations for employers

Dorothea MacKellar summed it up perfectly when she described Australia as a country of “droughts and flooding rains”.  We do indeed live in a land of extremes.  Whether we’re battling bushfires or bracing ourselves for tropical storms, it’s important to have a discussion about how employers can support staff who volunteer in our emergency services….

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