DJH Blog

Occupational Violence – The Last Line of Defence Against Physical Attacks

Occupational violence results in injuries and fatalities across many different industries. In 2010-2011, 3 fatalities were reported in Australia as a result of physical attacks in the health care and community service industry. For guards and security officers, 17% of workers compensation claims were due to being hit by moving objects – most of which

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Supporting Local Business Networking

DJH Safety Consulting were the main Sponsors at a Business Networking Breakfast in South East Melbourne this morning. Held at the Sandhurst Golf Club, the event keynote speaker was Minister for Ports, Major Projects & Manufacturing David Hodgett MLA. With these three portfolios covering many of our client industries, were were keen to network with

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Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work

World Day for Safety & Health at Work April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The key theme this year is “Safety and Health in the use of chemicals at work”. The International Labor Organisation celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work to promote the prevention of occupational

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Vehicle Safety & Emergency Management Responsibilities

What Should Employers Be Doing To Protect Workers On The Road There are many occupations that require a worker to use a light vehicle for most of their tasks i.e sales people, delivery people, couriers, social workers. Some may use vehicles infrequently but still require driving for work purposes i.e. real estate agents driving to

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OHS & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Developing a positive safety culture from the top down Safety culture can be a confounding issue in workplaces. Some people think it is directly linked to how many BBQ’s are put on each year, others think it’s about everyone sitting down and talking about their feelings. With the multitude of perceptions and personalities ┬áinvolved, who

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FREE SAMPLE – UV SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM

HEALTH SAFETY & WELLBEING PROGRAM Have you often wondered what ‘wellbeing’ programs were about? If you are looking for a safety topic for a toolbox talk or safety meeting this is a good place to start – and it’s FREE! We are giving you the opportunity to try out one of the 12 packages from

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Health Checks & Workplace Wellbeing Programs Influence Safety Culture

WorkHealth Check Release Data Over 700,000 workers have taken part in the free WorkHealth Check. Key results show that: More than 1/3 are drinking alcohol at risky levels 93% were not eating enough fruit and vegetables 70% were not getting enough exercise 1/4 had high cholesterol & blood pressure Males and blue collar workers were

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WorkSafe Blitz Housing Construction Industry in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs

If you work within the Housing Construction sector then it may pay to review your health and safety arrangements this month. Throughout May, WorkSafe Inspectors will visit northern suburbs as part of Operation SafeSite. If you are working on housing construction projects, then you may find your health and safety practices under inspection. The blitz

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Why your business should have a “Legal & Regulatory Compliance” Register

Have you ever found yourself driving along a road and realised that you don’t actually know what the speed limit is? Is it 60, 70 or 80 km? Speed limits can change so quickly and with so many conditions that occasionally we might lose track of what speed we should be going. So what does

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Take A Break – Apps To Help Reduce Risks Associated with Sedentary Office Work

Comcare recently released “The Busines Case For Reducing Sedentary Work Practices”. It presents us with very clear research about the health consequences for workers that have sedentary jobs. Some facts presented in this document include: 1. On average, office workers sit for 76 per cent of the day 2. Considerable evidence suggests that prolonged sitting

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