A free webinar will be conducted by WorkCover NSW this month to assist businesses in understanding how to better manage hazardous manual tasks in their workplaces.
General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson said the webinar is part of the Focus on Industry program targeting the 10 highest risk industries in NSW as well as the five most common injuries and diseases in these industries.
“The Focus on Industry Program aims to make NSW businesses and workers more productive, healthy and safe,” said Mr Watson.
“Between 2006/07 and 2008/09 there were more than 100,000 claims for manual handling injuries, accounting for a third of all workplace injuries and almost double any other cause of injury.
“The webinar will outline the basic requirements for managing hazardous manual tasks, including lifting, carrying and restraining.
“It will also cover how to control risks, including who is responsible for checking and identifying manual handling risks.
“The webinar provides the perfect opportunity for business and workers to ask questions from the convenience of their workplace.
“Places are limited so go online and register today.”
WorkCover will also conduct webinars on slips, trips and falls and sun safety in September and October.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, 29 August from 11am to 12pm.