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, 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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Colleague support key to health and fairness at work, study finds

Reported by Stephen | 19 Mar, 2018 | 09:28am

The attitudes and behaviours of colleagues towards people returning to work from sick leave can have a big impact on whether or not a worker feels they are fairly treated at work.


Man taken to hospital after bull attack

Reported by Stephen | 19 Mar, 2018 | 09:06am

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was attacked by a bull in the Fraser Coast Region Saturday afternoon.


Western Sydney transport businesses invited to have their say on worker safety

Reported by Stephen | 19 Mar, 2018 | 09:23am

Western Sydney transport businesses are being invited to have their say on ways to improve safety in the workplace at a SafeWork NSW forum later this week.

Yennora company fined for worker crush

Reported by Stephen | 19 Mar, 2018 | 09:41am

A Yennora company and its director have been fined $87,500 over a workplace incident in which a man suffered serious crush injuries.


Activities to reduce quad bike deaths commence

Reported by Haydee | 19 Mar, 2018 | 07:09am

WorkSafe Victoria has commenced activities to help reduce the risks associated with quad bike rollovers.


Queensland Government reminds homeowners of the risks of using high pressure water blasters on asbestos-containing materials

Reported by Haydee | 19 Mar, 2018 | 07:00am

The Queensland Government issued a warning to homeowners to take caution following three reports of potentially releasing hazardous asbestos fibres into neighbouring properties in Burpengary, Salisbury, and Toowoomba, posing serious public health risk to the community.