Cedar Meats - The risks for COVID-19 in the workplace hit home

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 7 May, 2020

The Cedar Meats cluster shines a blowtorch on how to reopen following an outbreak.

Coronavirus - 3 things to consider if you direct workers to work from home.

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 13 March, 2020

The novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, is sweeping the globe.

The Two Most Common Post-Christmas Injuries  & How to Prevent Them.

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 16 January, 2020

Every year, after 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[…]

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[…]

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?

Manual Handling Training - an insane waste of time & money

Zac Lowth 14 March, 2018

It’s commonly believed that Albert Einstein stated  ‘the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result’. So, how does this relate to manual handling training? Well, if we take onboard Einstein’s message,[…]

5 Steps Your Business Can Take to Control Manual Risk

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 25 January, 2018

What is ‘Manual Risk’?

Workers are exposed to manual risk when a hazardous manual task is undertaken. Not all manual tasks are hazardous though. Knowing which tasks are potentially hazardous is the first vital step in controlling manual risk at your[…]

The Sports Model: Managing workplace injuries in the professional era

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 26 June, 2017

Prior to professionalism, workplace injuries and professional sports injuries were managed a very similar way – injury occurs, commence rehab, return to sport/work. However, the era of professionalism sent injury management in sport down a[…]

Higher Injury Risk for Lone, Remote, Rural or Mobile Workers

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 18 March, 2017

What do the Statistics Say?

Falls and the Ageing Workforce

Ryan Tiernan Ryan Tiernan 18 March, 2017

With advancements in technology and healthcare, Australians are living longer. This means that with an ageing population we also have an ageing working population as people are remaining in employment for longer. Whilst this has benefits for both[…]