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Insider’s view of workers comp premiums for manufacturers

N free workshops at The Safety Show Sydney, WorkCover NSW will present information on safety issues in manufacturing and how they affect premiums.

Statistically one of Australia’s most dangerous sectors, WorkCover records show manu facturing-related injuries in New South Wales cost $1.5 billion in 2008/09.

In separate workshops, manu facturing employers can prepare for new Work Health and Safety laws. WorkCover will explain why the legislation is changing and summarise the new model law and key issues for New South Wales. The authority will also out line what to expect in the lead-up to implementation on 1 January 2012.

The free 45-minute workshops will be held daily during The Safety Show and Sydney Materials Handling at the Sydney Showground from 26 to 28 October.

The two trade shows will host more than 300 suppliers of occu pational health and safety solu tions. Together, The Safety Show and Sydney Materials Handling normally attract around 10,000 visitors. The manufacturing sector was well-represented at last year’s event, accounting for one in four visitors.

The Safety Show Sydney and Sydney Materials Handling will run during Safe Work Australia Week from October 26 to 28 at the Sydney Showground.

This safety trade show is one of Australia’s leading events for OH&S and features the latest products and services pertaining to the safety manager role. These include: personal protective equipment; health and safety management software; risk man agement tools; safety signage; security and communication equipment; health and safety con sultants; insurance products; medical and rehabilitation services; first aid; ergonomics and office safety; vehicle safety; and hygiene services.

The Safety Show Sydney fea tures all the very latest safety products and services and in 2009 launched the Fire & Security fea ture; showcasing installation sys tems, fire and emergency training and fire retardant garments and attracting architects, facility man agers, specifiers, security consult ants and building managers.

Other features include corpo rate health, building and height safety, training and technology, and electrical safety.

Visitors also have the chance to see the latest in safety and mate rials handling solutions at the Live Demonstration Stage, includ ing case studies and hands-on demonstrations.

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