Standing too much at work? It could double your risk of heart disease, study says

Reported by Haydee | 15 Sep, 2017 | 01:22pm

Several recent studies have confirmed that prolonged sitting can reduce a person’s lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but not much attention has been devoted to the effects of prolonged standing at work, despite previous studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A new research has …

Australia’s most dangerous jobs

Reported by Haydee | 07 Sep, 2017 | 12:34pm

Australia’s top comparison site, www.finder.com.au has recently compiled a list of the most dangerous jobs in the country based on the most recent government data.

A Workers Guide to Commonly Used Safety Tools E-Book

Reported by Monica | 01 May, 2017 | 06:43am

With a business, projects, and deadlines to keep in mind, business operators have a lot to keep track of. To add to this, business operators are also required to keep and supply a paper trail of documents to demonstrate compliance with workplace health and safety legislation and standards. Essential for compliance purposes, adequate workplace health and …

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Five-year strategic plan to improve work safety in Queensland launched

Reported by Haydee | 23 Oct, 2018 | 11:17pm

Queensland’s peak advisory Board to the Government on work health and safety issues, the Work Health and Safety Board, has developed a five-year plan to improve work safety in the state.

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Art installation aims to spark conversation on workplace health and safety

Reported by Haydee | 23 Oct, 2018 | 11:45pm

WorkSafe Victoria has recently opened an art installation constructed entirely of mirrors to challenge Victorians to view their workplace as a reflection of themselves.

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Funding boost to improve maritime safety in Tasmania

Reported by Stephen | 23 Oct, 2018 | 11:29am

The Tasmanian Government is providing $150,000 over three years to assist the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) to promote maritime safety.

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WHSQ Injury Prevention and Return to Work Masterclass Series

Reported by Stephen | 23 Oct, 2018 | 11:07am

The 2018 WHSQ Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference will be held on 31 October 2018 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane.

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Electrical company fined $300K over apprentice’s death

Reported by Haydee | 22 Oct, 2018 | 09:52pm

A Melbourne electrical company has been fined $300,000 after an apprentice electrician died from electrocution while working at a Camberwell property in Victoria.

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Mentally healthy workplace strategy launched

Reported by Haydee | 22 Oct, 2018 | 08:13pm

The NSW Government has yesterday launched a new workplace intervention program, a new website with free support and resources and additional funding to help drought-affected farmers living with mental illness and distress.