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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Regional quad bike safety campaign launched

Reported by Haydee | 24 Apr, 2018 | 03:11pm

The NSW Government is actively working with the NSW Police to ensure the safety of farmers while at work on the farm.

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City Government and landfill site former manager fined over safety breaches

Reported by Haydee | 24 Apr, 2018 | 02:32pm

A local government area and the former manager of its landfill facility has been fined $59,500 plus costs following an incident in which a member of the public was seriously injured at the landfill site.

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Man faces serious charges following alleged workers compensation fraud

Reported by Haydee | 23 Apr, 2018 | 03:12pm

A 49-year-old man is facing fraud charges for allegedly obtaining more than $700,000 in unlawful workers compensation payments between 2006 and 2016.

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Nominations for 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards now open

Reported by Haydee | 23 Apr, 2018 | 03:39pm

Nominations for this year’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards, which recognise outstanding innovations and success in work health and safety, rehabilitation, and return to work are now open.

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Man killed in workplace incident at wastewater treatment plant in Perth

Reported by Stephen | 23 Apr, 2018 | 12:23pm

A man has been killed in a workplace incident at a wastewater treatment plant in Munster, about 28km south west of Perth.

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Record turnout for North Queensland work safety conference

Reported by Stephen | 23 Apr, 2018 | 12:39pm

The 2017 North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference in Townsville on Friday saw a record turnout of over 300 people

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