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Minimising dust exposure as well as knowing and utilising all dust control plans available to workers can help prevent the development of the disease. Photo: Parentingupstream, Pixabay

Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

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While a few minutes won’t hurt, excessive mobile phone use can be a major distraction at work, affect productivity and can be a workplace hazard. Photo: Foundry, Pixabay

Distracted at Work: Why every workplace needs a mobile phone policy

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A person’s risk of developing cancer is influenced by several factors including diet, family history, personal characteristics, exposure to cancer-causing agents in the environment and exposure to cancer-causing agents in the workplace. Photo: Pixabay

Occupational Cancer Prevention: What can be done?

Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016 | 01:28am

For coal miners, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung disease is a devastating consequence of devoting years of work in coal mines. Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be …

Distracted at Work: Why every workplace needs a mobile phone policy

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jan, 2016 | 02:33pm

People nowadays have the need to constantly be connected. Mobile phone manufacturers have made it even easier for workers to connect, which can be a major distraction at work.

Occupational Cancer Prevention: What can be done?

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jan, 2016 | 04:27pm

Exposure to carcinogens in the workplace is estimated to cause more than 5,000 new cases of Cancer in Australia annually.

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Ammonia leak at Pilbara plant to be investigated

Reported by Haydee | 08 Feb, 2016 | 12:57pm

Authorities will soon commence an investigation into the ammonia exposure incident in a Pilbara factory that caused the hospitalization of eight contractors on Tuesday.

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Man killed in Queensland workplace incident

Reported by Stephen | 07 Feb, 2016 | 09:54pm

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating an incident in which a 56-year-old man died after being struck by an angle grinder on Wednesday afternoon.

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WorkSafe WA issues heat stress warning

Reported by Stephen | 07 Feb, 2016 | 09:15pm

A warning has been issued on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during the summer months.

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Attack on tow truck driver raises safety concerns

Reported by Haydee | 05 Feb, 2016 | 12:23pm

A tow truck driver was allegedly held up by an armed robber on a major highway prompting people in the trucking industry to raise concerns about the dangers they face at work.

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Worker falls from tower to his death

Reported by Haydee | 05 Feb, 2016 | 11:01am

A worker died on Wednesday after falling from a communications tower in Adelaide River, Northern Territory.

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Samsung’s first Safety Truck prototype released

Reported by Haydee | 05 Feb, 2016 | 11:57am

Testing for Samsung’s Safety Truck, a technology for trucks which aims to prevent road accidents has kicked off in Argentina.

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