Australian Newsagency Blog

A blog on issues affecting Australia's newsagents, media and small business generally.

Entries Tagged as 'Occupational Health'

The importance of talking about mental health in small business newsagencies

May 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments

A newsagent suicided two weeks ago leaving a young family without a parent and a business without leadership. Things had been tough for the business with landlord challenges and difficulties dealing with┬ámagazine supply. Colleague newsagents had suggested help was needed. Unfortunately, the first meeting to sort out help was two days too late. I have […]

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Tags: Ethics · Leadership · Newsagency management · Occupational Health · Social responsibility

Newsagent injures arm delivering overweight newspapers

August 29th, 2011 · 30 Comments

A newsagent has injured his left arm delivering heavy Sunday Telegraph newspapers. With time off work, physiotherapy and other expenses associated with this workplace injury, the cost will be considerable. With the Sunday Telegraph and other newspapers often weighing more than that recommended in the ANF commissioned Nery report of 2006, there is a question […]

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Tags: Newsagency challenges · newspaper home delivery · Newspapers · Occupational Health

News Limited says newsagents are responsible for heavy newspapers

April 24th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Three and a half years after the Nery report into the OH&S issues surrounding newspaper delivery was handed to News Limited by the ANF, News has written to newsagents rebutting key findings in the report. As I blogged on November 20, 2006, the Nery report, commissioned by the ANF, found unsafe work practices which stem […]

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Tags: Newspapers · Occupational Health

Report in The Australian on heavy newspapers incomplete

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Sally Jackson, writing in The Australian today, reports that one issue newsagents are seeking to discuss with West Australian Newspapers, under a recently ACCC granted collective bargaining arrangement, is overweight newspapers. Jackson neglects to report that this issue of unsafe newspapers was first raised in a study conducted in South Australia by respected ergonomist David […]

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Tags: Newsagency challenges · Occupational Health

Heavy magazines

August 8th, 2007 · 18 Comments

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Tags: magazines · Occupational Health