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30 July 2019

Manual Handling and WHS Legislative Framework

Australian occupational health and safety laws (ultimately a State and Territory responsibility) seek to prevent workplace injury, disease and death; compensate workers who suffer work-related injury […]
16 July 2019

Men’s Physical and Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience

Journey to Backsafe and Mindsafe

After 28 years training in the WHS arena, I have clearly seen that men make up the majority of our Backsafe and Mindsafe attendees. You may […]
21 May 2019

Manual Handling Champions Success

Backsafe delivers Manual Handling Champions training to global supply chain solutions provider, CHEP Australia Part of the Brambles Group, CHEP helps move more goods to more […]
10 April 2019

Manual Handling and Hand Arm Vibration

Workers using hand held, air or power tools is manual handling and may be exposed to harmful levels of hand arm vibration (HAV). By minimising vibration […]
8 March 2019

Proactive care is best – sometimes you also need injury treatment

The Backsafe Pathway sets out a series of proactive actions and manual handling best practice steps to drastically reduce your risk of creating a musculo-skeletal injury. […]
26 February 2019

Office Ergonomic Setups – 12 x Backsafe Hot Tips

To get back home safely every day, you must get up and Move, Move, Move! At Backsafe this is one fact we know for sure. Getting […]
14 February 2019

Ergonomics – Standing and Sitting Postures in the Workplace

Ergonomics is the application of scientific information concerning objects, systems and environment for human use. (Definition adopted by the International Ergonomics Association 2007). Ergonomics is commonly […]
11 February 2019
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Manual Handling vs Hazardous Manual Handling

What is manual handling? Manual: of or done with the hands, powered by the hands – from the old French manuel, from Latin manualis = hand. […]
5 February 2019

The true cost of poor manual handling habits

Let’s start by making the significance of poor manual handling clear with some shocking workplace facts and statistics.  Did you know that …. 107,355 serious claims were […]