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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Ballarat swim school fined after girl becomes quadriplegic

Reported by Stephen | 21 Mar, 2019 | 10:08am

A Ballarat swim school has been fined $150,000 for a diving incident that left a 12-year-old girl a quadriplegic in November 2016.

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Pilot killed in helicopter crash in SA’s Far North

Reported by Stephen | 21 Mar, 2019 | 10:35am

A pilot has died in a helicopter crash in South Australia’s far north.

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Farm worker killed in tractor incident

Reported by Stephen | 20 Mar, 2019 | 10:08am

A farm worker has been killed in a tractor incident in North Queensland.

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Queensland’s first Work Health and Safety Prosecutor appointed

Reported by Stephen | 20 Mar, 2019 | 10:56am

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the appointment of Aaron Guilfoyle as Queensland’s first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor.

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Firms fined after worker suffered broken jaw at Cloudbreak mine

Reported by Stephen | 19 Mar, 2019 | 11:14am

Two companies have been fined a total of $176,000 following an incident that broke a worker’s jaw at the Cloudbreak iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Sleep study findings could be key to increasing alertness in night shift workers

Reported by Stephen | 19 Mar, 2019 | 10:22am

Researchers examined 52 nursing and medical staff in an intensive care unit at Austin Health in Victoria as they worked on a variety of shifts – day, evening, and night.