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Toxins produced by certain types of bacteria in textile dust may cause respiratory disease in textile workers by generating an inflammatory response in the lungs. Photo: eniast, Pixabay

Occupational exposure to textile dust linked to rheumatoid arthritis

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Minimising dust exposure as well as knowing and utilising all dust control plans available to workers can help prevent the development of the disease. Photo: Parentingupstream, Pixabay

Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

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While a few minutes won’t hurt, excessive mobile phone use can be a major distraction at work, affect productivity and can be a workplace hazard. Photo: Foundry, Pixabay

Distracted at Work: Why every workplace needs a mobile phone policy

Occupational exposure to textile dust linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Reported by Haydee | 08 Feb, 2016 | 04:37pm

Those who have been exposed to textile dust were almost three times more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who never worked in the textile industry.

Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016 | 01:28am

For coal miners, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung disease is a devastating consequence of devoting years of work in coal mines. Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be …

Distracted at Work: Why every workplace needs a mobile phone policy

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jan, 2016 | 02:33pm

People nowadays have the need to constantly be connected. Mobile phone manufacturers have made it even easier for workers to connect, which can be a major distraction at work.

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Essential Energy urges operators of heavy vehicles to plan ahead to reduce high load hazards

Reported by Stephen | 12 Feb, 2016 | 09:15am

Truck drivers and operators of vehicles with high loads are being urged to be vigilant when travelling near the overhead electricity network to reduce the risk of electrical incidents.

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Australian health and safety professionals’ wages increase, mental health in the workplace still a challenge

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2016 | 04:39pm

A recent survey conducted by health, safety, environment (HSE) and workers compensation recruitment specialists, safesearch, found the wages of health and safety professionals in Australia have increased, but many still struggle with the “changing scope of workplace safety”.

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SafeWork NSW team to visit New England

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2016 | 03:31pm

The SafeWork NSW team will visit New England later this month to host two events for local farmers and businesses.

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Public comment for proposed amendments to work health and safety for inorganic lead

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2016 | 02:15pm

Safe Work Australia is seeking views on proposed amendments to work health and safety for inorganic lead.

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Businesses urged to review safe systems

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2016 | 11:06am

SafeWork NSW is warning workers and businesses to take extreme precaution following the death of two workers and eight others seriously injured in falls from heights since January 2016.

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ATSB releases report into man overboard fatality from Cape Splendor

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2016 | 01:18pm

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a report on the man overboard fatality on the vessel, Cape Splendor in October 2014.