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Keep Safe this Holiday Season 'Tis the silly season, yet it's not the time to forget about safety at work and home. Remember most of us are more likely to get injured at home rather than work. WorkCover Queensland says that injury claims tend to rise in the lead-up to Christmas. Here are some tips for maintaining focus.

Manage Fatigue - Barbara Martin from Work Cover Queensland cites, "People rush to get everything done before Christmas. But after a busy year they're often already worn out and can easily lose concentration, which leads to mistakes and injuries". “Your ability to think clearly is vital when making safety-related decisions and this can be impaired when mental or physical exhaustion sets in. Everyone needs time to rest and recover or else they could make a mistake in the workplace that threatens their own health or that of a workmate,” said Workplace Health and Safety Queensland in a media release. “Workers and managers needed to cooperate to better manage fatigue during the Christmas rush as it can involve factors both inside and outside of the workplace. Employers and business operators are responsible under workplace health and safety legislation for protecting their workers from the adverse effects of fatigue. Workers must ensure they are fit for duty and should raise any concerns about workloads and work pressures such as deadlines with their supervisor or health and safety representative.”

Manage Stress - Christmas can be a particularly stressful time for some people. Those who work in FIFO roles can find it particularly difficult being away from their family over this time of year. Others working in industries that close down like construction can experience financial hardship if they're living week to week.

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