Hazardous Chemicals for Managers and Supervisors Online Training Course

 

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According to a recent report by Safe Work Australia an exposure to chemicals is the third most common type of hazard exposure for workers.

Managers and supervisors have a primary duty of care, which involves providing a safe work environment and safe work duties for staff. Failure to meet these requirements and minimum standards can result in injury to employees, as well as prosecution to employers. more

World Continence Week

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Did you know that nearly 4.8 million Australians are living with incontinence?

Yet only 31% of those affected have sought help from a health professional.

In an effort to encourage action, World Continence Week 2015 will be held from the 22nd – 28th June 2015. World Continence Week seeks to reduce the stigma attached to incontinence and encourages people affected by incontinence, or those caring for someone with incontinence to seek help.
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Duty of Care for Victorian Managers and Supervisors

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According to the 2014 annual report by WorkSafe Victoria, 26,588 injury and illness claims were lodged within 2013/14.

Employers are obligated to ensure employees’ safety. Failure to fulfil their duty of care, may give rise to legal action. In order to ensure that your organisation and staff comply with best practice, education and regular training must be undertaken.

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Duty of Care for Victorian Employees Online Training Course

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According to figures released by WorkSafe Victoria, one worker is injured every 18 minutes in workplaces around Victoria. This means that in 12 months 28,478 Victorians have experienced an injury or illness as a result of their professional duties.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older people.


How prevalent is elder abuse?

Elder abuse is a problem that exists in both developing and developed countries yet is typically underreported globally. In fact it is predicted that there are approximately 100,000 unreported cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation per year in Australia alone.

Elder abuse continues to remain widely misunderstood in the community. Experts cite that education and more information needs to be forthcoming, in order to gain comprehensive insight into elder abuse.

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Manual Handling Online Training Course

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Manual handling is the biggest cause of workplace injury in Victoria. Worksafe Victoria found that 60% of all workplace injuries in Victoria were musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains and strains, bone fractures and ligament damage, all caused by manual tasks.
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Equal Employment Opportunity for Managers and Supervisors Online Training Course

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In Australia, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination in the workplace must be adhered to by laws that have been put into place by the Federal Parliament.

As a manager or supervisor you are required to create a workplace free from discrimination and bullying. It is imperative to have a high level understanding of these rights and responsibilities.

By having an EEO and anti-discrimination process in place, you can help improve your employee’s efficiency and consequently your organisations operational output.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for Employees

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A 2015 report by the Australian Human Rights Commission has revealed that over a quarter (27%) of Australians aged 50 years and over have experienced some form of age discrimination in the workplace.

As an employee it is important to understand the laws that cover equal opportunity and anti-discrimination in order to become aware of your rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

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Gastroenteritis Outbreak IPC Management Online Training Course

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Most of us have some knowledge of Gastroenteritis or ‘Gastro’, as it is commonly known.

While most cases of Gastroenteritis are resolved on their own, in some circumstances it can lead to further complications. Did you know that globally, 1.45 million people die from infectious Gastroenteritis each year?

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Nurse Safe (PLUS) Online Training Library

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Nurses and midwives are continually faced with a variety of challenges. On a daily basis they face a frightening number of workplace risks including environmental contamination, manual handling and repetitive work risks, as well as increasing demands on social, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. Read full article