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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New action plan released to reduce workplace injuries in hospitality

Reported by Haydee | 19 Sep, 2017 | 04:32pm

SafeWork SA has recently released a new Hospitality Action Plan, which aims to address the challenges of a young and often transient workforce.

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NT WorkSafe encourages businesses and workers to take part in Safe Work Month activities

Reported by Haydee | 19 Sep, 2017 | 01:19pm

NT WorkSafe is inviting all Territory businesses and workers to take part in the Safe Work Month events in October and make safety a priority in workplaces.

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Asbestos awareness leaflet produced for electricians

Reported by Haydee | 19 Sep, 2017 | 12:30pm

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has teamed up with the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), the Electrical Trades Union (ETU), and the Master Electricians Australia (MEA) to produce a leaflet for people working in the sector who may encounter asbestos.

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Bull attack leaves man seriously injured

Reported by Stephen | 19 Sep, 2017 | 10:17am

A man was airlifted to hospital after an incident with a bull in NSW on Saturday morning.

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Man airlifted to hospital after horse fall near Gympie

Reported by Stephen | 19 Sep, 2017 | 10:51am

A man in his mid-40s was airlifted to hospital after falling from his horse while riding on his property near Gympie on Sunday afternoon

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Man injured after being pinned by car

Reported by Stephen | 18 Sep, 2017 | 11:23am

A motor mechanic has been taken to hospital after he became pinned under a car.