Gallagher Bassett has released a new batch of posters to tackle major workplace health and safety (WHS) issues that represent a huge cost to workers, their families, employers, and society as a whole.
The new posters, designed by GB’s team of health and safety experts, are now available on myGB Poster Designer, a free online tool employers can use to customise posters covering many of the most important WHS challenges organisations face.
The new posters span a number of industries as well as health and safety topics, including:
- It’s okay to ask for help
- Control risks from manual handling
- Mental health matters
- Prevent fatigue at work
- Prevent muscle strains
- Prevent sharps injury
- Treating muscle strains
- Reduce the risk of Developing a Repetitive Strain Injury
- Skin Protection 101
Andrew Spilsbury, general manager of brand, communications, and growth who led the development of myGBposter, said he’s pleased that many users are suggesting topics for posters.
“We really wanted myGB Poster Designer to be something that benefits the entire health and safety industry,” Spilsbury said. “We’re really pleased that we are receiving so many topic suggestions from our clients, and to receive the feedback that our posters are assisting them to support their health and safety campaigns.”
According to Safe Work Australia, work-related injuries and diseases cost the Australian economy more than $61.8 billion. Many of these workplace injuries can be avoided through improved employee education and communication.