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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New safety standard for DC isolating switches in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations

Reported by Stephen | 13 Jul, 2018 | 05:59pm

A new standard aimed at improving safety outcomes for isolators used in renewable energy installations has been developed.


SafeWork NSW warns workers on risk of leptospirosis

Reported by Stephen | 13 Jul, 2018 | 05:19pm

SafeWork NSW has issued a safety alert reminding workers of the potential risks from a bacterial infection called leptospirosis, and the measures that they should implement to control the risks.


Social media campaign to be launched as part of the National Farm Safety Week

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jul, 2018 | 01:46am

In celebration of the National Farm Safety Week from 16-22 July, SafeWork SA will launch an intensive social media campaign aimed at ensuring the safety of farmers and rural workers at work.


Coal mine nominated for safety awards in forced shutdown

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jul, 2018 | 12:43am

A coal mine in Hunter Valley that has been nominated for a safety award is in forced shutdown due to safety concerns.


Crane tips over at Gold Coast construction site, man injured

Reported by Stephen | 12 Jul, 2018 | 10:43am

Ambulance paramedics were called to a construction site in the Gold Coast to treat a man who had been injured in a workplace incident.


WA firies receive further protection in high-risk situations

Reported by Haydee | 11 Jul, 2018 | 04:55pm

Western Australian firefighters will be provided with lifesaving fire crew protection through the government’s commitment to providing more than $8.7 million funding to the rollout of the crew-cab protection program.