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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Health Minister Hunt says government supports review on silicosis

Reported by Haydee | 15 Oct, 2018 | 09:56pm

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the Federal Government will support the next steps for a national registry on silicosis during last Friday’s COAG meeting.

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Workers urged to locate underground cables before excavating

Reported by Stephen | 15 Oct, 2018 | 03:15pm

Essential Energy is reminding those renovating or excavating to check for underground utilities before beginning work.

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Vic Quad Bike Safety Rebates extended

Reported by Stephen | 15 Oct, 2018 | 03:02pm

The Victorian Government is urging farmers to take advantage of a 12-month extension to a rebate scheme to fit rollover protection on quad bikes, or substitute their bike for a safer alternative.

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Crane driver injured after fall at Melbourne construction site

Reported by Stephen | 15 Oct, 2018 | 03:25pm

A crane driver has been injured after he fell at a construction site in Melbourne’s CBD.

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Female ranger attacked by crocodile

Reported by Haydee | 13 Oct, 2018 | 01:34am

The body of an Aboriginal ranger has been recovered after she was taken by a crocodile approximately 206km south west of Yirrkala.

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Four new asbestos and prevention of falls compliance codes available for download

Reported by Haydee | 13 Oct, 2018 | 01:31am

Four new asbestos and prevention of falls compliance codes are now available. These new codes align with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017.