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Work Health and Safety Blog

There's so much happening in the world of health & safety. Changes in legislation and requirements, changes in best practice, changes in ... you name it. Here's my take on making it simple. Simply Genius WHS - stop guessing... manage with confidence.

Keep your cleaners safe at work

Maralyn Kastel  - Friday, December 06, 2013

Cleaning safety is sometimes an overlooked aspect of workplace safety because it is often seen a just a mop and broom!  Machines and chemicals used by cleaners have largely replaced the mop and broom days and a safe workplace is a requirement for all workers. ..

Cleaning safely at work is more than a quick wipe!

Maralyn Kastel  - Friday, August 16, 2013

When discussing cleaning safety, most people immediately think of slips and falls from wet floors. While this is a leading cause of injury, there is much more to cleaning safety than just preventing slips and falls. This is especially true when you look at industrial and manufacturing businesses.   ..

Dying on the job - What are your risks?

Maralyn Kastel  - Thursday, July 04, 2013

Health and safety management in the workplace is crucial to the success of your business. Not only does it make sense from an economic point of view such as lower Workers Compensation, greater productivity and worker involvement but demonstrated effective management of your health & safety obligations is a big plus if you ever have a serious accident.  We know this based on the experiences of our clients.   ..

Reduce the risks of back injuries from manual handling

Maralyn Kastel  - Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Your back is particularly susceptible to manual handling injuries. The following are some suggestions for you to reduce the risks of musculoskeletal injuries to your back ..

Manual handling solution for 4WD tyre changing

Maralyn Kastel  - Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Updated 18/04/2013
Manually lifting the tyre onto the tyre changing machine may involve high force to lift heavy wheels or tyres. It also involves bending, reaching and twisting. This in turn can cause musculoskeletal injuries to the shoulder, lower back, wrist and knees.  The larger the tyre the heavier the weight and the more the risk increases. ..

Manual handling and fall hazards in automotive workshops

Maralyn Kastel  - Saturday, October 10, 2009

Manual handling injuries are one of the most common type of injuries occurring in motor vehicle workshops. The injuries occur from handling heavy or awkward objects, heavy lifting, and prolonged or sustained work in awkward postures.  Many of these cause back injuries. This injury trend occurs across all types of vehicle repair, maintenance or installation work, and on all types of vehicles.  ..