Monday 31 August 2015

Updated injury tool a hot spot for information

One of the most popular interactive tools for gaining practical information about workplace health and safety has been updated.


Injury Hotspots features the latest in injury statistics, hazards and risk control measures for more than 40 industries, including high-risk industries such as construction, manufacturing and health care.

WorkSafe’s Executive Director of Health and Safety, Marnie Williams, said the updated tool gave employers and workers easy access to best-practice guidance material at the touch of a keypad or the click of a mouse.

“The new and improved injury tool allows employers and workers to learn the most common types of injuries in their industry, and practical solutions for avoiding them,” Ms Williams said.

“The fact is that many soft tissue injuries, such as those caused by poor manual handling techniques or injuries resulting from a slip, trip or fall, can be easily avoided.

“The tool is a quick and easy way to increase awareness about the health and safety issues that affect different workplaces, in an interactive and practical way.”

The updated tool can now be accessed by smartphone and tablets.

Additional features of the new tool include:

  • Ability to create Injury Hotspots body maps specifically for your workplace and to download them as posters.
  • Ability to share hotspots information via social media and email.

To discover the injury hotspots in your industry or request a free hotspots poster, go to 

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Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kate Fawcett: 0478 305 640, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.