Ergoworks in the media
Make Telework Work
Ninety per cent of work-from-home offices are set up badly, resultin in possible risks to employee health and increases in workers’ comp claims. Kate Aubusson explores how organisations can protect their work-from-home employees and their bottom line.
Business Liable for Home Office Safety
The harmonisation of occupational health and safety laws that came into effect on January 1 widens employers’ obligations to staff working from home to include contracters, consultants and volunteers.
Putting workplace health and safety laws to work
Marnie Douglas discusses the implications of WHS laws for home-based workers.
Are Your Home Workers Safe?
Over three-quarters of a million Australian workers are now working from home at least two days each week and this number is continuing to grow. New legislative requirements mean you need to make sure, more than ever.
Protecting Home Workers
Mitigating the risks of having home workers should be high on an employer’s agenda, writes Marnie Douglas
The Big Story: court case highlights work-from-home policies
Employers are grappling with work-from-home arrangements after a Telstra employee successfully claimed for injuries she sustained in her own home.
Working From Home Hits Safety Hurdle
“Concerns over work injury liabilities could hamper government plans to boost the number of people working from home, legal experts say”
Getting Back to Basics is the Seat of the Problem
“Sitting at a desk for eight hours each day might not seem very stressful on the body, but a poorly set-up workstation can lead to long-term injuries”
Australia Wide NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION!
Ergoworks from Sydney has been named Champion Health & Fitness Services at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held on Saturday 14th November at the Westin Sydney.
Following their win at the state level, Ergoworks represented New South Wales, to win the coveted title of Australian Small Business Champion Health & Fitness Services.
The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the only national program of its kind to recognise the achievements and performances of small businesses.
Thirty-seven small business categories including two entrepreneur categories were presented on the night. Award recipients were delighted to receive their gold Champion statuette, certificate and national recognition. In addition, having their passion, dedication, commitment and hard work celebrated amongst their peers was an experience they will never forget.
Small businesses from across Australia delivered an impressive array of entries, with national winners representing a broad range of industries from all states and territories.
One of the aims of the Small Business Champion Awards is to encourage excellence. “The Small Business Champion Awards is a celebration of small business and its contribution to the Australian way of life”, said Steve Loe, Managing Director of Precedent Productions and founder of the awards. “I congratulate all the winners and finalists who entered the awards as they displayed passion, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit,” said Mr Loe.
Symon Brewis-Weston, Executive General Manager, Commonwealth Bank Local Business Banking, said, “The Australian Small Business Champion Awards recognise the invaluable contribution that small businesses make to their local communities and the country’s economy. Commonwealth Bank Local Business Banking is committed to supporting small businesses and we are proud to be involved in a program that celebrates the successes, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of Australia’s vibrant small business community.”
The Awards are proudly presented by Precedent Productions, a small business in its own right and supported by the Major Sponsor, Commonwealth Bank Local Business Banking; Associate Sponsors, QuickBooks, Australian Defence Force -Defence Reserves Support, cjt design, Real Estate News Television, Premier Awards, Sabo Photography, Your Business Success and The Westin Sydney.
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