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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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Company charged over unsafe working environment

Reported by Michael | 02 Sep, 2014 | 04:13pm

The Department of Mines and Petroleum has charged Pilbara Iron Company (Services) Pty Ltd in relation to the death of a mine worker in 2011.

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Construction worker hospitalised after blast

Reported by Stephen | 02 Sep, 2014 | 09:57am

A construction worker is nursing serious burns after a gas explosion at a construction site in Sydney’s inner suburb of Zetland.

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Man killed in tree lopping incident

Reported by Stephen | 02 Sep, 2014 | 09:41am

A tree lopping incident at Logan south of Brisbane that left a worker dead and another seriously wounded is being investigated by Workplace Health and Safety.

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Construction site fall leaves man in hospital

Reported by Stephen | 02 Sep, 2014 | 09:52am

A man was Friday morning seriously injured after falling from the top of a construction site in Melbourne.

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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.