Employ Health Blog

Management of musculoskeletal injuries: What is best practice?

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 27 January, 2020

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions form the majority of workers’ compensation costs in Australia. For most businesses that have manual job roles, musculoskeletal conditions such as shoulder and back strains are common place, and will form the[…]

The Two Most Common Post Christmas Injuries - and how to prevent them.

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 16 January, 2020

Every year post of the Christmas holidays we see a spike in a range of different conditions. In many cases they can be attributed to one thing – rest.  My colleague Russell Dalton has previously discussed the important role of ‘loading’ to keep the[…]

What does Goldilocks have to teach the Workplace Health space?

Zac Lowth 15 January, 2020

We all know the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Goldilocks lets herself into the home of the three bears and tries out the porridge, chairs and beds. Some are too hard, hot and large, whilst some are too soft, cold and small – though in[…]

Risk Managing the Meat Industry’s Ageing Workforce

Zac Lowth 20 September, 2019

A young person’s game.

Reducing Injury Rates and Turnover in the Meat Industry

Zac Lowth 27 August, 2019

Workers’ Compensation rates for the meat industry remain significantly higher in every state in Australia when compared to other industries (Australian Meat Processor Corporation, 2018). Swickers is a large abattoir and meat processing facility[…]

Alcohol Awareness - Dry July

Russell Dalton 20 June, 2019

Alcohol Consumption

Men’s Health Week 10-17th of June

Russell Dalton 7 June, 2019

Working towards a smoke free workplace.

Russell Dalton 29 April, 2019

 

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. This may be the perfect time for your workplace to launch a quit smoking initiative.

Why smoking?

Smoking is currently the greatest risk to the health and wellness of Australians. It is the leading cause of[…]

Injury Prevention For New Runners

Russell Dalton 25 January, 2019

Getting off the couch and starting to run sounds easy, but in reality, it is quite a challenge. Our bodies have an amazing ability to change and adapt to which ever pursuit we wish follow.

Is taking a holiday a risk for work injury?

Russell Dalton 4 January, 2019

It’s a common story - a worker returns from annual leave and within the first couple of weeks of returning has an injury.  So the question is why?