Make your workplace safer
Safe Work Australia is reminding employers to make their workplace safer. Australia's most common work-related injuries are to the back, knees and shoulders.
These injuries are often caused by lifting or handling:
- people in a medical setting.
It's important to think about what changes you could make in your business to improve your manual handling processes.
You can also encourage your employees to use correct lifting techniques when handling large and heavy objects.
What to do...
- Visit the Safe Work Australia website for more information on workplace health and safety and statistics on workplace injuries.
- Browse the Victorian Government's Manual handling page for information on best practice lifting techniques.
- Read about Workplace health and safety for information about your WHS obligations as a business owner.