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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Calls for higher training standards as inexperienced truck drivers wreak havoc on roads

Reported by Stephen | 22 Sep, 2017 | 04:40pm

The Australian Drivers Association has raised the alarm over the high number of fatal truck incidents occurring on Australian roads, and is now calling on the NSW transport department to review the driver training program with a view to improving the standards of teaching.

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Worker convicted for $190,000 workers’ compensation fraud

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2017 | 03:37pm

A crowd controller has been convicted of fraud after an investigation revealed he received almost $190,000 in compensation benefits for a workplace injury while continuing to work.

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Sleep deprivation could compromise work safety, reminds WorkSafe NZ chief

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2017 | 12:37pm

WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive Nicole Rosie reminded workers to check on the amount of sleep they are getting to ensure they are not compromising their safety and the safety of others at work.

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New study highlights why ‘sitting is the new smoking’

Reported by Haydee | 21 Sep, 2017 | 04:33pm

A new study finds that it’s not just the amount of time you spend sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the entire day that can affect the risk of early death.

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New precise intelligence system to make industrial robots and human collaboration safer and more efficient

Reported by Haydee | 21 Sep, 2017 | 03:15pm

Working alongside industrial robots can be dangerous but thanks to a revolutionary sensing system, human and robot navigation and collaboration would soon be easier and safer.

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IBAC uncovers illicit drug misuse by some paramedics

Reported by Haydee | 21 Sep, 2017 | 12:04pm

The report identified several paramedics who were found to be using illicit drugs, including one paramedic who had stolen and used Ambulance Victoria drugs of dependence, including fentanyl and morphine.