Welcome to our press room, here you will be able to read and learn about the latest updates regarding WHS. Our aim is to ensure all our clients are thoroughly informed about the changes occurring in the WHS industry as well as our own internal developments.
Return to Work Program
Return to Work Programs are a critical element of a businesses organisational structure and culture; and are legally required of any NSW employer irrespective of their size and industry. The Guidelines were overhauled in 2019 and recently reviewed in 2021. Ensuring you have your return to work plan right provides employers with many benefits including the opportunity to demonstrate their ambition to be an employer of choice. To read more, click the link below.
Drug & Alcohol Policy
Did you know alcohol use has been reported to increase significantly in up to 27% of the Australian Population since Coronavirus hit Australian shores in January 2020? With more than one in every four adults increasing their alcohol consumption along with other reported increases in drug use and reduced sleep patterns; the risk to Australian workplaces has never been so high. Saunders Safety & Training (SS&T) understand the need for employers to support their people in safe and durable work practices.
Combat anxiety with exercise
Physical exercise is key to reducing anxiety levels and it’s important now more than ever to pay attention to your mental health. The following article provides some tips to help get you started in easing symptoms of anxiety.
COVID-19 Back to Work Cleanliness Inspection and Certificate
Unfortunately, many workplaces have had to effectively shut down due to COVID-19, which presents the question, how do you know your workplace is safe to return to?
We want to help ensure your employees safety, this is why we are conducting a ‘Back to Work Cleanliness Inspection and Certificate’.
Click the link below or give us a call on (02) 9958 9009 to find out more about this.
Changes to Victorian WHS Legislation
Recent changes to WHS legislation now require you to comply to the amendments if you are a workplace where asbestos is present; are a manufacturer or an importing supplier of hazardous substances or agricultural and veterinary chemicals; work in construction; or operate a mine or major hazard facility.
Changes to the guidelines for Workplace Return to Work Programs
In May 2017, significant reforms were implemented in respect to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) Guidelines for Workplace Return to Work Programs.
World Mental Health Day 2019
Saunders Safety & Training have identified the need for the community to become more proficient and confident in assisting those who are affected by a mental health disease.
Asbestos Awareness Month
Following the recent calls for a total asbestos eradication plan for Australia, a new report has revealed that asbestos-related diseases are estimated to be costing the country more than $500 million a year in direct health costs and lost productivity.
What is a hazardous manual task?
What is a hazardous manual task? A hazardous manual task, as defined in the WHS Regulations, means a task that requires a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain any person, animal or thing.
The Risks associated with Walking Distracted
Topic of the month – Walking Distracted
Common risk associated with walking whilst using your mobile include; trips, sprains & strains, broken bones, brain injuries and death …
If Safework visit your workplace are you confident you meet the minimum WHS requirements as an employer?
We can run a customised Fire Safety Workshop designed to give all staff basic skills to handle an emergency situation in he workplace.
Did you know that between 2012 and 2015 there were more than 6000 injuries in NSW workplaces as a result of workers’ handling storing or using hazardous chemicals unsafely. Eight people died and more than 250 are now permanently disabled.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips and trips result in thousands of injuries every year. The most common ones are musculoskeletal injuries, cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations but more serious injuries can also occur.