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20 percent of people aged 18 to 29 used cannabis in the last 12 months; Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Study: Absenteeism, poor work performance linked to drug use

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Prolonged sitting poses serious health risk; Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Study: Excessive occupational sitting a work hazard

Australian Mesothelioma Registry releases 3rd Annual Data Report

Reported by Michael | 26 Aug, 2014 | 03:34pm

The Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) has released its third annual report that shows rates of new cases and deaths from mesothelioma in the country.

Study: Absenteeism, poor work performance linked to drug use

Reported by Haydee | 15 Aug, 2014 | 05:29pm

A new survey from the Australian Drug Foundation revealed that one in ten workers take sick days or are affected by drugs at work.

Study: Excessive occupational sitting a work hazard

Reported by Haydee | 12 Aug, 2014 | 01:21am

A new study conducted by researchers led by Professor Leon Straker of Curtin University revealed that excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Electricians

Electrical cables recalled

Reported by Haydee | 02 Sep, 2014 | 12:30am

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced the recall of Infinity and Olsent-branded cable after the brands failed electrical safety standards due to low quality plastic insulation coating.

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Inspections to focus on worker and patron safety

Reported by Haydee | 02 Sep, 2014 | 12:34am

In preparation for the Royal Adelaide Show, safety inspections will be conducted to ensure worker and patron safety across the showgrounds.

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Falling tree branch kills worker in Queensland

Reported by Michael | 01 Sep, 2014 | 08:11am

A man has been killed after being struck by a falling tree branch in Logan, Queensland on Saturday afternoon.

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Traffic Management Forum held

Reported by Haydee | 01 Sep, 2014 | 02:54am

With better training and renewed focus on leadership and consultation, some of the hazards in using forklifts can be addressed properly. This is according to a forum conducted recently, which looked at forklifts and their interaction with pedestrians.

queensland

Symposium on handling musculoskeletal disorders

Reported by Haydee | 31 Aug, 2014 | 07:51pm

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will host a symposium to discuss musculoskeletal disorders in March 2015.

Work

Charges laid over worker’s death

Reported by Stephen | 29 Aug, 2014 | 08:14am

A company has been charged in relation to a 2011 workplace incident that claimed the life of a mine worker.