Sitting time bomb: Office workers’ increased long term health risks

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2014 | 02:12am

Excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions but replacing an hour of sitting with standing can reduce health risks – this and more will be presented at Sports Medicine Australia’s be active 2014 conference this week in Canberra.

Work-related fatalities declining – Safe Work Australia report

Reported by Michael | 10 Oct, 2014 | 01:55pm

According to the 16th edition of Safe Work Australia’s Comparative Performance Monitoring report published this month, work-related compensated injury fatalities are at their lowest level since 2002.

Survey: Perceptions and characteristics of injured workers and how they impact recovery

Reported by Haydee | 25 Sep, 2014 | 11:21pm

A recent survey conducted by Comcare showed that perceptions of people who suffered work-related injuries, their relationship with their employer as well as their own personal characteristics can influence the length of time they are away from work and the cost of their claims.


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Mining contractor fined over worker’s death

Reported by Stephen | 22 Oct, 2014 | 09:49am

A mining contractor who had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of failing to provide a safe working environment has been fined $115,000.


Worker killed in SA construction site

Reported by Stephen | 22 Oct, 2014 | 09:44am

A construction worker has died after being struck by a truck at a construction site in Kilburn north of Adelaide.

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The 5th Annual NT Workplace Health and Safety Conference

Reported by Stephen | 22 Oct, 2014 | 09:33am

The 5th Annual NT Workplace Health and Safety Conference will be held at Charles Darwin University on 30 October 2014.


Return to Work Awards 2014 winners announced

Reported by Haydee | 21 Oct, 2014 | 11:07pm

Winners of the Return to Work Awards have been announced during the Return to Work Conference Expo on Monday, 20 October.


Alive and Well stand at the National Field Days

Reported by Haydee | 21 Oct, 2014 | 10:39pm

An Alive and Well stand will be available at the Australian National Field Days on 23-25 October 2014 at Borenore.


Agreement guarantees safety to Interchange project workers

Reported by Stephen | 20 Oct, 2014 | 08:01am

WorkCover NSW and Ferrovial Agroman Australia have signed an agreement to ensure workers’ safety during the construction of the Sancrox Road Interchange Project.