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Safety Alert – Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents   ZH Alert No: STE 000  Date of Issue: 01/06/2012   1300apprentice has had five workers involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents in the month of May. One worker was injured with broken collarbone and has had several weeks off work.   For NSW the l... Read More

Safety Alert – Eye Irritation

LTI - Eye Irritation   ZH Alert No: STE 186  Date of Issue: 19/3/2012   What Happened:   Our refrigeration apprentice was working on top of a commercial refrigeration unit when he disturbed the accumulated dust and some of it went into his eye causing irritati... Read More

Laceration Injuries

Lacerations can occur for several reasons but the most common laceration type would be a cut. As you have probably experienced at some point throughout your life, cuts range from minor nicks through to large wounds that require emergency medical treatment.   For 1300apprentice, up until r... Read More

WH&S Policy Release – Personal Electronic Device Usage

1300apprentice has recently released our policy for the usage of Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) in the workplace as part of our ongoing dedication to workplace health and safety. Click here to view our web-based PDF of the policy and if you have any questions regarding the policy and/or the usag... Read More

Safety Alert – Crush Injury

MTI - Crush Injury   ZH Alert No: WTE 46  Date of Issue: 25/01/2012   WHAT HAPPENED:   Our employee was cutting 8 meter length of purlins down to a required size. He was attempting to drag 4 x 8 meter lengths of purlin down from the racking to the rollers in order ... Read More

WorkCover Launches Small Business Rebate Program

Did you know that WorkCover have just launched the Small Business Rebate Program?  The rebate of up to $500.00 is great news for many of our host employers to help with the purchase and installation of safety improvements across their workplace.  To find out more about the program click here to go... Read More

Watch that Winter Sun

Sunburn is not something that only happens in the summer months. It's important to slip, slop, slap even in winter.   Every year more than 10,000 Australians are treated for melanoma and some of these people die from this disease. Outdoor workers have a higher chance of being one of these... Read More

An Interesting Fact on Fatigue

Something I read recently really brought home to me how important it is to manage fatigue of employees in the workplace.   Did you know that when comparing fatigue to alcohol that:   Being awake for 17 hours impairs performance to the same level as having a 0.05 blood alcohol ... Read More

Strains and Sprains

Sprains and strains are quite common in the workplace. The right attention and proper treatment of a sprain or strain can stop the injury from getting any worse. Without treatment, a sprain of a ligament or a strain of a muscle can mean a long recovery. The idea is to reduce swelling and pain and g... Read More

Manual Handling Tips

Know the rules and take the time to build up good habits around each and every task you do.   Here is a hit list of tips for you to keep front of mind:   Determine any risk and what you will need to do to safely complete a task; Clear a pathway before you move something; U... Read More
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