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  • KEEPING OUR TEACHERS SAFE

    By David McIvor on September 7, 2014 in Comment
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    KEEPING OUR TEACHERS SAFE – OHS IN SCHOOLS & COLLEGES Schools, Early Childhood Development Centres, Kindergartens and Colleges are all workplaces. OHS laws apply. Schools (etc) have a range of health and safety risks that need to be properly managed to make them safe and healthy workplaces, and to minimise the chance of staff being injured. Victoria’s Department of Education –

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  • The Reality of Stress Illnesses in Schools

    By Sandy Doull on January 12, 2017 in Comment
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    Hundreds of people in the teaching profession every year break down under the strains.  Globally the teaching profession is recognised as imposing high levels of metal and psychological strains.  The consequences of this in modern Australia are becoming increasingly stark as the data on the numbers of principals and teachers experiencing psychological breakdown – and the scale of losses of productive

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  • COMPUTERS AND YOUR EYESIGHT

    By David McIvor on February 9, 2016 in Comment, News
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    The use of digital devices, including personal computers, tablets and cell phones, continues to increase.  And, the impact of prolonged usage can often be felt in the eye. Research shows computer eye problems are common. Somewhere between 50% and 90% of people who work at a computer screen occasionally have at least some symptoms of eye trouble. In addition, working

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  • Principals Health Safety and Wellbeing Study

    By Sandy Doull on January 19, 2016 in Comment
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    Sustained high levels of stress can have serious physical and mental health consequences including starkly shortened life expectancy.
    Work related stress is higher in education than across all other industries… with work-related mental ill-health almost double the rate for all industry.

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  • STRETCH IT OUT

    By David McIvor on August 13, 2015 in Comment
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    5 Ways To Stretch It Out At Your Desk If you spend most of the workweek sitting, these fast and easy desk stretches are the perfect way to add some fit to your day. It’s no secret, sitting at a desk all day is tough on your health. That’s why it’s so important to add in a daily dose of

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  • The Ergotape User Guide now online FREE

    By David McIvor on March 23, 2015 in Comment, Resources
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      The Ergotape is an ergonomics measuring tool.  It is based on a 2 metre tape measure and contains over 50 separate ergonomic specifications, hints and measures.  It comes with a detailed User Guide. (CLICK HERE to download a free copy of The Ergotape User Guide.) It’s been called something of a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for anyone interested in ergonomics.

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