Stand the Test of Time: Why sitting down can lead to an early grave

Reported by Admin | 29 Oct, 2014 | 10:07am

Sitting down all day is really, really bad for you. It’s something we’ve heard about for a while, but recent studies have confirmed that sitting down can reduce your lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Workplace safety improves business productivity – report

Reported by Michael | 25 Oct, 2014 | 01:34pm

Links between workplace health and safety measures and better business performance have been identified in a new report released by the University of Melbourne.

Riskiest Jobs in Australia: Is yours included?

Reported by Haydee | 23 Oct, 2014 | 01:40am

Safe Work Australia has recently released an updated worker fatalities report with 140 Australian workers killed at work as at 21 October 2014.

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Healthier Work networking breakfast

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2014 | 11:21pm

WorkSafe Act’s Healthier Work service hosted its second networking breakfast for the members of the Canberra business community.

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WorkCover issues warning following keg incident

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2014 | 11:05pm

WorkCover NSW is reminding everyone to always follow manufacturer’s instructions when using portable beer keg system following the rupture of a gas-pressurised keg on October 10 which left a 23-year old man injured severely.

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Pool worker awarded $6.7 million for burn injuries

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2014 | 12:59am

California, USA – A pool worker was awarded $6.7 million after he suffered severe burns while at work.

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Company fined for inadequately installed bedside monitor which fell on a patient

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014 | 07:06pm

A company was fined $27,000 plus costs after failing to take reasonable care when installing and mounting bedside computer monitors at the Port Augusta Hospital. The incident happened in June 2012. A patient at the hospital sustained injury to his legs when the bedside monitor fell on him. Investigations revealed that the monitor was not …

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Road safety forum in WA

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014 | 05:25pm

Transafe WA will hold its first regional Road Transport Industry Safety Forum in Geraldton on Monday 24 November 2014.

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Company fined for worker’s crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014 | 02:30am

A company in South Australia was fined $48,000 plus costs after a worker sustained severe crush injuries and multiple leg fractures from a workplace incident. The company was prosecuted for failing to provide and maintain plant in a safe condition having failed to adequately guard a paver stacking machine. The workers was operating the paver …