So you thought you were safe and healthy because you work in an office environment? Well, maybe it is time to think again!
Both Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe Victoria have been busy on the publications front on issues that may affect office workers. While working in an office may seem relatively safe, there are many injuries that can occur in this environment.
Two main topics of concern would include the risks faced by sedentary workers and work-related stress.
For comprehensive guidance on the topic of sedentary work (evidence on an emergent work health and safety issue) please refer to the following link
Some of the key messages covered in this report are as follows:
For the latest guidebook on preventing and managing work-related stress please refer to the following link
The guidebook focusses comprehensively on:
It also provides practical advice on early intervention what managers need to know.
Due to a raised awareness of the hazards and risks faced by office workers, HAZCON is pleased to announce a new training course - Health and Safety in the Office Environment.
The course material covers a range of relevant topics:
This course is very interactive, featuring a number of activities used to reinforce the learnings and can be adapted to include your policy and procedures, where relevant. It utilises the latest guidance from the regulator and SafeWorkAustralia. Some of the specific keys areas that are considered include
If you would like further information relating to this training course specifically, or on topics related to office safety in general then please contact Richard Forster, Principal HSE Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org or
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