Safe Work Australia Month – October 2014
Business owners and employers
ensure safe systems of work
ensure safe use and handling of goods and substances
provide information, instruction, training and supervision to your workers to ensure they are safe
assess risks and implement appropriate measures for controlling them
report notifiable incidents to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
investigate incidents and take action to avoid having something similar happen again
provide workers’ compensation insurance.
comply with instructions given for workplace health and safety
use personal protective equipment if your employer provides it and if you are properly trained to use it
not wilfully or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided for workplace health and safety at the workplace
not wilfully place others at risk
not wilfully injure yourself.
In it for the long haul: The Tiffany Ward story
At 18, Tiffany Ward was severely injured at work when both of her arms were caught in a potato processing auger. Her film highlights the traumatic impacts of the incident and describes Tiffany’s battle to live with the physical and emotional consequences of her injury.
Published on 20 Sep 2012 – Tiffany’s film is about making sure that young workers are able to return home safely to family and friends at the end of their working day. All workers and employers need to be aware of the unique risk profile young people have which makes them vulnerable in the workplace.