In the first edition of Talking Health, Thinking Safety you were asked to consider measuring your waist and setting yourself the goal of maintaining or decreasing your girth over the course of 2013. The more research that is done into ‘tummy fat’, the more we realise how dangerous it is to long-term health and incidence of back pain. Take a moment, look down at your mid riff and if you see a bulge, look yourself in the eye and make a pact to eat better and exercise more.Read More
If you’ve been involved in the transport industry long enough, you may remember the old days, when high-visibility gear was still a novelty and designated walking areas marked by yellow lines started to appear.Read More
As 2013 fast approaches the second quarter, business leaders all over Australia are working closely with occupational health and safety and HR teams to explore initiatives with potential to reduce the risk and incidence of sprains and strains. Investing enormous time and energy in workplace injuries is well worth it, as they change people’s lives forever and incur great cost to a business.Read More
Who you’ve been, who you are now and who you want to be in the future – they are the questions that count.
If you have been following Talking Health, Thinking Safety throughout the year, you’ve probably read enough about the relationship between physical health and workplace performance. Therefore, let’s go mental.Read More
We are fast heading into the colder, shorter months of the calendar year – a time when companies typically suffer spikes in muscle and joint injuries and absenteeism goes through an anticipated rise. It’s also a time when many staff enter ‘health hibernation’ – content to exercise less and tuck into comfortable, warming foods. They don’t naturally feel thirsty in the colder air so many simply stop or greatly reduce their water intake. Less exercise, unhealthy food, zero hydration – the perfect recipe for illness, injuries and accidents.Read More
If I was a fly on the wall of Australian boardrooms, I’d hope to hear discussions around what can be done to reduce the potential tidal wave of cost caused by the country’s ageing workforce.Read More
Every one of us, regardless of the profession, shares a common goal – to leave home, work smart and return home safely. But the framework we have created doesn’t always make it easy.Read More