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YOUR SAFETY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

From Monday 22 August, WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW will be joining forces to raise awareness of construction safety risks in Mildura and Buronga. Local workers will have the chance to stop by, grab a coffee, and ask questions of local inspectors at a free breakfast.

The Cross Border initiative aims to raise awareness and educate on  construction safety requirements which are consistent on both sides of the border.

Inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork New South Wales will come together, 22 to 26 August 2022. Both regulators will also present at the local TAFEs to engage with the students, young workers and apprentices, increasing their knowledge of potential harms and the use of onsite controls to prevent injuries at workplaces.

This Cross Border campaign will feature a focus on fall prevention and the new silica regulations. The breakfast is scheduled for Friday 26 August. if you're in the area, drop in anytime between at 7am and 8.30am at Dahlsens, Benetook Ave, Mildura.

For more information visit: https://lnkd.in/gBbtRNp5

AUGUST IS TRADIES NATIONAL HEALTH MONTH

This month, get the right tools for the job by taking advantage of free programs offering support for small to medium sized businesses.

The leading causes of workplace injuries for tradies is hazardous manual handling, as well as slips and trips. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) account for 60% of injuries sustained by Victorian construction workers. MSD can have significant and long-term impacts on workers' physical and mental health and can end careers.

Over the last 12 months in Victoria:

  • Construction has the third highest number of injury-related claims across all industries.
  • Tradies working in carpentry, plumbing and electrical have been the most affected with the highest number of injuries.
  • One-third of these claims are due to injuries sustained from manual handling.
  • Tradies working in construction are significantly affected by poor mental health as mental injuries in the industry are rising yearly

These injuries are preventable and with the right systems in place, can be avoided. To get started visit: https://lnkd.in/de9FweP

 

 

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