Sitting time bomb: Office workers’ increased long term health risks

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2014 | 02:12am

Excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions but replacing an hour of sitting with standing can reduce health risks – this and more will be presented at Sports Medicine Australia’s be active 2014 conference this week in Canberra.

Work-related fatalities declining – Safe Work Australia report

Reported by Michael | 10 Oct, 2014 | 01:55pm

According to the 16th edition of Safe Work Australia’s Comparative Performance Monitoring report published this month, work-related compensated injury fatalities are at their lowest level since 2002.

Survey: Perceptions and characteristics of injured workers and how they impact recovery

Reported by Haydee | 25 Sep, 2014 | 11:21pm

A recent survey conducted by Comcare showed that perceptions of people who suffered work-related injuries, their relationship with their employer as well as their own personal characteristics can influence the length of time they are away from work and the cost of their claims.

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Agreement guarantees safety to Interchange project workers

Reported by Stephen | 20 Oct, 2014 | 08:01am

WorkCover NSW and Ferrovial Agroman Australia have signed an agreement to ensure workers’ safety during the construction of the Sancrox Road Interchange Project.

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Two Hurt, Hundreds Evacuated as Fire Hits NSW Factory

Reported by Robel | 20 Oct, 2014 | 08:48am

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation and hundreds were forcibly evacuated after a blaze broke out in a large factory in Sydney’s southwest Friday.

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Man killed in quad bike crash

Reported by Stephen | 20 Oct, 2014 | 08:28am

A man who was involved in a quad bike crash in south-western New South Wales on Saturday afternoon died in hospital a short time later.

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Farm safety – Researchers working on a safety star rating system for quad bikes

Reported by Stephen | 17 Oct, 2014 | 08:02am

With recent statistics pointing to a sharp increase in quad bike related incidents across Australian farms, farm safety authorities are promising to ensure measures are put in place to prevent these incidents.

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Semi Trailer Trucks Collided With Cars, Drivers Unhurt

Reported by Robel | 17 Oct, 2014 | 08:41am

Two semi-trailer trucks have reportedly collided with a car on the Bruce Highway near Glasshouse at around 6:25 Thursday morning.

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Fully Loaded Manganese Train Ploughs 4WD

Reported by Robel | 17 Oct, 2014 | 08:49am

A fully loaded manganese train has reportedly hits a light vehicle which was stuck on the rail tracks near Katherine in the Northern Territory early Monday morning.