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Veterinary Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16 – Released

VET5-5-Chart-Image-72dpiPro-Visual Publishing has just released their latest edition of the Veterinary Industry Guide to Workplace Safety. Supported by the Australian Veterinary Association, the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation and Safe Work Australia, this Guide provides essential up-to-date information on workplace health and safety for those working in the veterinary industry covering important topics such as radiation, Manual handling, chemical handling and storage and zoonotic diseases.

Working with large animals can involve risks such as back injuries, bites and scratches.

With the proper techniques, veterinary workers can safely lift heavy loads or handle large animals without risk of injury. Workers should also take caution when handling animals as they may carry infection without any obvious signs of illness, which puts handlers at risk of acquiring a zoonotic disease. Therefore, it is important that handlers take precautions such as having a vaccination program for staff.

Veterinary surgeons are exposed to radiation when they are required to carry out radiology procedures. It is important that workers go through a radiography safety checklist prior to carrying out these procedures to ensure that they are taking the necessary precautions in order to minimise the risk associated with radiation exposure. When using chemicals, veterinary workers must ensure that chemicals are categorised into hazard groups to allow the user to understand the effects the chemical has on the body. This year’s Guide also outlines the appropriate way for chemicals to be stored.

I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Veterinary Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of-charge”, said John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the chart, please call (02) 8272 2611, email or visit

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