It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year, comprising of $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism and $145 million in compensation claims. Business owners and organisational leaders play a critical role in driving practices that promote mental health in the workplace.
“Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.” That was the overlying theme of Safety in Action Melbourne 2013, which ended last Thursday after three days of innovative product displays, demonstrations and seminars from industry leaders in workplace safety and OH&S.
While there are so many measures, strategies, training and equipment within any safety management system, why do accidents still occur?
Underlying any successful intensive safety solution is the ability to preempt errors, dangers and accidents before they happen so that the impact can be minimised or better yet prevented.
Safety first, Shaun…
While those words were quipped by the remarkable Bill Nighy mid-zombie apocalypse in Shaun of the Dead, regardless of the extremity, safety indeed comes first.
Safety in Action, Victoria’s largest dedicated trade show for the safety and materials handling industry, has wrapped up for the year, after a full program of seminars, live demonstrations and exhibits, running from Monday to Thursday (16 to 19 April, 2012).