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
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
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
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.
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 …
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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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.
Australian health and safety professionals’ wages increase, mental health in the workplace still a challenge
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”.
The SafeWork NSW team will visit New England later this month to host two events for local farmers and businesses.
Safe Work Australia is seeking views on proposed amendments to work health and safety for inorganic lead.
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.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a report on the man overboard fatality on the vessel, Cape Splendor in October 2014.
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