In our office we’ve put up a sign in the kitchenette reminding users not to leave ‘dirty dishes’ on the sink, but to wash them after use – I’ve seen such a sign in many of our clients’ amenity areas. I guess many of us bring to work our ‘at home’ dependency on the good nature of other family members to clean up after us. But have you ever felt nervous drinking from a cup that you weren’t sure was clean to start with? And if you do the right thing and wash the dishes, are you
It seems to me that most people are now allergic to something or other, and that the proportion of sufferers is certainly increasing. Even I recently discovered that after a lifetime of no known allergic reactions, my skin now reacts to a certain brand of adhesive bandage! So with this ‘reasonable foreseeability’ clearly before us, it is apparent that workplaces need to be aware and prepared for the potential allergic reactions of their employees. Allergic reaction is often r
Our WHS legislation in most Australian jurisdictions has specific requirements for managing hazardous substances, however it’s our experience that in too many workplaces these basics are often misunderstood or not practiced; here are some examples: You need to make a register (list) of all chemicals used in the workplace – no, just list the hazardous ones used in excess of household quantities for purposes inherent to the workplace activities. You need to obtain and make avai
There are so many reasons for being safe and healthy at work – and this is another one, as we dedicate this month to encouraging individuals and workplaces to be involved in raising awareness of work health and safety. We at EQAS try and do our bit by continuing to remind organisations about how to ensure they remain proactive and complying with their legal safety responsibilities! In addition to work, we should be able to look forward to hobbies, sport, travel and volunteeri
There is strong evidence that businesses who manage their risks well, including their health and safety risks, perform better financially. National Safe Work Month 2015 reminds us about the reasons why workplace health and safety is important. Be safe. Be healthy. Because…it makes good business sense. Why good business sense? Clients want confidence you are not risky to deal with. You want confidence you're not breaking the law You don't want your people hurt Unnecessary busi
National Safe Work Month is dedicated to encouraging individuals and workplaces to be involved in raising awareness of work health and safety.
This year’s theme is Be safe. Be healthy.There are so many reasons for being safe and healthy at work –what are yours? Here at EQAS we will be continuing to remind organisations about how to ensure they remain proactive and complying with their legal safety responsibilities!
There are many National Safe Work Month activities happen