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New SafetyFirst Video

This week the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) released a new video aimed at apprentices and trainees, highlighting the OH&S performance results collected over the past 5 years by AEN members including Westvic Staffing Solutions.

 

So what have the survey results shown?

  • The greatest at risk are 1st year apprentices aged between 15-24 years of age.
  • The less experienced you are the more potential for a workplace accident.
  • Young male apprentices within the building and construction, engineering, automotive and electrical trades are at greatest at risk.

 

The main accident types over the past 5 years include:

  • Lacerations (cuts) to the hands
  • Sprain and Strains to the back (manual lifting)
  • Foreign objects in the eyes

 

These accidents may not seem like a big deal, but they can have serious consequences.

 

There are a number of simple things everyone could do to improve workplace safety. Take a minute to think about the job you are about to do, and to make sure you are doing it safely.

  • Remember to always ask if you are not sure about something.
  • Use the correct piece of equipment for the job.
  • If you are lifting something always do it safely!
  • Wear your personal protective equipment at all times – especially your safety glasses and gloves!

 

Always think “SafetyFirst” so you don’t become a statistic.

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