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Petitions to prioritise safety in workplaces have come in recent years but many employers still choose to put profit ahead of safety and ignore calls to eliminate safety risks.

China warehouse blasts expose flaws in work safety standards

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People who work longer hours have higher risk of stroke compared to those working standard hours. Photo: fancycrave1, Pixabay

Study: Long hours of work could increase risk of stroke and heart disease

Hearing Awareness Week: Infographic

Reported by Monica | 24 Aug, 2015 | 06:56am

Figures reported by Hearing Awareness Week reveal one in six Australians is deaf, hearing impaired or has an ear disorder, with the most common causes of hearing loss being due to age or loud noises. Noise-induced hearing loss is of major concern, as it is one of the most common and preventable occupational injuries. According to Safe …

China warehouse blasts expose flaws in work safety standards

Reported by Haydee | 21 Aug, 2015 | 04:08pm

China’s workplace safety standards have been under scrutiny following the deadly Tianjin blast this month, which killed at least 114 people.

Study: Long hours of work could increase risk of stroke and heart disease

Reported by Haydee | 20 Aug, 2015 | 08:37pm

Working longer hours may make you a model employee but it sure has its health implications.

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Study: E-waste recycling an emerging area of concern for lead exposure

Reported by Haydee | 27 Aug, 2015 | 03:35pm

A recent study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reveals that electronics recycling (E-waste) can be a source of work exposures as well as “take-home exposures”.

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China work safety head sacked after deadly blast

Reported by Haydee | 27 Aug, 2015 | 12:20pm

China’s head of State Administration of Work Safety has been sacked, following the Tianjin blast which killed more than 100 people this month.

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Service station operator fined for health and safety breach

Reported by Stephen | 27 Aug, 2015 | 11:38am

A Sydney service station operator has been fined $85,000 for violating the OHS Act after a dangerous gas fire broke out at the service station.

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Panelists needed for research project on developing mental health first aid guidelines for workplaces

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2015 | 06:04pm

Once developed, these guidelines will guide workplaces on giving appropriate support to workers who suffer from mental health problems or are experiencing mental health crisis.

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Inspection program to look at noise levels in manufacturing workplaces

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2015 | 06:28pm

WorkSafe WA will carry out the program with the main objective of raising awareness on how noise hazards should be assessed and controlled.

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Rise in WA workplace fatalities blamed on WorkSafe budget cuts

Reported by Stephen | 26 Aug, 2015 | 09:22am

A spike in work-related fatalities in Western Australia has been blamed on reduced funding to the activities of WorkSafe.