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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Inspection program to focus on scaffold safety in WA

Reported by Stephen | 19 Feb, 2018 | 11:17am

The safety watchdog says the inspection program will focus on the priority areas of slips and trips, falls from height and manual tasks,

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New emergency management code of practice for Western Australian mines released

Reported by Stephen | 19 Feb, 2018 | 11:26am

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released a new code of practice for managing emergencies at WA mines.

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Man airlifted to Brisbane after ladder fall

Reported by Stephen | 19 Feb, 2018 | 10:37am

A middle-aged man has been airlifted to hospital after he fell from a ladder on an Inglewood property Friday afternoon.

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Construction company charged over painter’s death

Reported by Stephen | 16 Feb, 2018 | 11:28pm

The company is facing three charges of violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to control the risk of a fall from height.

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Vic school groundskeeper killed by falling tree branch

Reported by Stephen | 16 Feb, 2018 | 11:00pm

A groundskeeper has died after being struck by a falling tree branch at a private school in Melbourne’s southeast on Wednesday.

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Bill to modernise workers’ compensation legislation in WA

Reported by Stephen | 16 Feb, 2018 | 10:45pm

The Western Australian Government has approved the drafting of a Bill to modernise the workers’ compensation legislation.