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Stay Safe at Work & Avoid Coronavirus Infections

Stay Safe at Work & Avoid Coronavirus Infections

"Workplaces or jobs that have little to no contact with the general public or others are at a relatively low risk of exposure from the virus" is the sentiment. Do you know to follow the 4 layered protections essential for mitigating Coronavirus? Disinfecting and frequently washing your hands is a good start, says experts in the field of germs. Failing to do so will surely have a stigma associated with such actions. Read this page and get with the program.
Tradies Make 60% of Serious Injury Claims In Australia

Tradies Make 60% of Serious Injury Claims In Australia

Accidents can and do happen. In the worst cases this results in serious injury or death. Apart for motor accidents the leading causes of death while working are fall/slips and trips, being struck by objects or equipment, and exposure to harmful chemicals.Things have slowed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but this will not be a permanent (we hope) and things will come back to normal levels. The sooner we're back at work the sooner people will be at risk of a workplace incident. Tradies constitute 30% of the total workforce across all industries but they account for 58% of serious claims.
Workplace Exposure Standard Halved For Australian Workplaces; Is Your Workplace Safe And Complaint?

Workplace Exposure Standard Halved For Australian Workplaces; Is Your Workplace Safe And Complaint?

The laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Australian workplaces keep changing every now and then. These are done keeping in mind the overall health, safety and well-being of the employees and other stakeholders. At the same time, the rules and laws are often framed and modified from time to time in such a way that […]
Is Asbestos Still A Problem In Australia?

Is Asbestos Still A Problem In Australia?

  Though the use of asbestos has been banned in Australia still it is a persisting problem for its residents. The residents of Australia are still at risk of mesothelioma because of the presence of asbestos in the old commercial and residential buildings constructed across the nation. It becomes more dangerous when an old building […]
How to Pressure Test Pipes Safely

How to Pressure Test Pipes Safely

High water pressure will stress the entire system while low pressure will challenge good water flow.The key to keeping your plumbing system in good shape is to test the pressure. Using air to assess the condition of a plumbing system is a good option. Knowing how to pressure test pipes safely isn't always easy though. This system uses compressed gas which can cause pipes to explode if not done properly. It should also not be done with plumbing systems that have plastic piping installed.
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