Sprains and Strains or Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSDs) are some of the most common injuries for workers, particularly in industries where repetitive manual tasks like lifting and kneeling are required.
To ensure safety from falling objects, understanding the primary causes of incidents can help conduct thorough risk assessments before commencing a job. According to Drops Online the following reasons are the top ten causes of falling object incidents at the workplace.
Workers in Australian workplaces are exposed to Vibration in many job roles. The two main types of Vibration are Hand Arm vibration, and Whole Body Vibration. Vibration reduction initiatives are supported by legislation in the EU.
The common disease related to excessive use and exposure of vibrating machinery is white finger. Safety professionals can however reduce the effects of vibration by implementing several alternative control measures.
Australia has the highest incidence of Skin cancer in the world, and 2 out of 3 Australians are likely to develop Skin Cancer before the age of 70. Effective risk assessments and control measures to reduce the risk of exposure for workers can help control a largely preventable disease like Skin Cancer.
The MATES in Construction program is based on the simple idea that “suicide is everyone’s business”, and that if the building and construction industry in Australia is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workers and to reduce suicide then it cannot be left to the mental health professionals.