As an employer, it's your duty to give your employees OHS training. This training is in fact a legal requirement of the OHS Act. So if you don't train your employees, you're breaking the law.
But you can't just train your employees on how to safely use their tools or deal with accident situations. You have to train them to understand and manage workplace health risks too. At the end of the day, these risks are more subtle and dangerous than the accidents that could cause injuries at work.
To do so, ensure your OHS training on health risks covers these important points
These substances or bacteria can lead to any number of illnesses including:
In your employees' health training, you have to ensure they understand the risks involved in these illnesses. Some may be temporary and others may be life-threatening.
Once they understand how much is actually at stake, you need to train them on how they can protect themselves
Also train them on proper health and safety housekeeping so they clean up and store dangerous ensuring no one else gets sick either.
This training on health risks could save your employees' lives!