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 …

Subscribe to OHS News

Keep up to date with everything OHS related in Australia, receive news as it breaks in your inbox.

Please enter your email address below.

paramedic-compressed-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1

Worker suffers serious injury after hand is trapped in machinery

Reported by Stephen | 11 Dec, 2018 | 09:37am

A worker has been seriously injured after his hand became trapped in machinery in south East Queensland Monday morning.

Heat_Stress_SWMS_200x200px__05296.1410915570.220.220

NT WorkSafe urges businesses and workers to take measures to prevent heat related illnesses

Reported by Stephen | 11 Dec, 2018 | 09:09am

As the heatwave affecting NT continues, businesses and workers are reminded to take precautionary measures to protect their workers from heat related illnesses.

gavel_Activedia-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-2-2-1-1-1

Sydney plumbing company fined after worker falls to death

Reported by Stephen | 10 Dec, 2018 | 12:29pm

A plumbing business in Sydney has been fined $75,000 after the death of a worker following a fall through a warehouse roof in January 2016.

images-1-1-1

WorkSafe WA Inspection Program in Retailing Reveals Areas of Concern

Reported by Stephen | 10 Dec, 2018 | 12:40pm

A WorkSafe WA proactive inspection program looking at safety in specific types of retail outlet in Perth and regional areas of the State has uncovered concerns with electricity, falls from height, manual tasks and emergency precautions.

gavel_Activedia-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-2-2-1-1

NSW mine operator fined for health and safety breaches

Reported by Stephen | 07 Dec, 2018 | 10:52am

A NSW mine operator has been convicted and fined $30,000 for failing to report two dangerous roll-over incidents to the Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator.

Heat-Stress-SWMS_200x200px

SafeWork SA reminds employers to protect workers from summer heat hazards

Reported by Stephen | 07 Dec, 2018 | 09:54am

With summer here and temperatures across the state beginning to climb, Safe Work SA is reminding employers with outdoor work to take measures to manage the risks associated with heat stress and solar UV radiation.