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A rise in fatal truck incidents was observed in 2014. Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Report shows fatal truck crashes increased in 2014

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Injuries are common to the health sector, a study reveals. Photo: Pixabay.com

Study shows workplace injuries common in the health sector

Report shows fatal truck crashes increased in 2014

Reported by Stephen | 14 May, 2015 | 12:43pm

A report released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Economics (BITRE) shows there was an increase in the number of fatal truck crash incidences in 2014 compared to the previous year.

Sleeping in the dark is important for our health

Reported by Haydee | 07 May, 2015 | 02:36am

Fatigue, work accidents, and other hazardous work outcomes are sometimes associated with lack of sleep. And while having a good night sleep is important, sleeping in the dark is also recommended.

Study shows workplace injuries common in the health sector

Reported by Stephen | 04 May, 2015 | 08:05pm

A recent occupational health and safety survey conducted by Monash University in collaboration with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) shows the rate at which workplace injuries and illnesses occur in the health sector.

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New Work Capacity Certificate ensures active recovery for injured workers

Reported by Haydee | 22 May, 2015 | 01:31pm

Medical practitioners in South Australia are in for a change in July as the state implements new worker’s compensation legislation.

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SafeWork SA reminds high risk workers to avoid the rush and convert their licence

Reported by Haydee | 22 May, 2015 | 11:12am

SafeWork SA is encouraging workers to convert Certificates of Competency or old style tickets issued between January 2005 and September 2010 to the national high risk work licence before the deadline.

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Man killed in Queensland tractor incident

Reported by Stephen | 22 May, 2015 | 10:20am

The state of Queensland has suffered its second tractor-related fatality in less than a week, following the death of a man south of Bundaberg on Thursday night.

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SafeWork Awards 2015 closing date extended

Reported by Haydee | 22 May, 2015 | 02:52am

Closing date for submission of entries for the SafeWork Awards 2015 has been extended.

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Young workers’ safety webinar

Reported by Haydee | 21 May, 2015 | 03:38pm

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is inviting Queensland employers to participate in a safety webinar on 28 May, Thursday, 12 midday AEST (QLD).

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Resource kit launched to assist commercial vessel owners in complying with safety requirements

Reported by Haydee | 21 May, 2015 | 03:09pm

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College (AMC) have recently launched a resource kit to assist industry and commercial vessel operators comply with revised operational safety requirements.