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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SafeWork NSW Safer Communities, Safer Towns Macksville

Reported by Stephen | 22 Feb, 2019 | 10:18pm

SafeWork NSW is bringing Safer Communities, Safer Towns to the Nambucca Valley.

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NT worker crushed by 1.5-tonne electrical switch board

Reported by Stephen | 22 Feb, 2019 | 10:44pm

NT WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a 31-year-old electrician suffered serious crush injuries after he was pinned by an electrical switch board weighing approximately 1.5 tonnes.

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Queensland miner killed in underground collision

Reported by Stephen | 22 Feb, 2019 | 02:07pm

A mine worker has died and several others injured following an underground collision at a central Queensland mine.

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Queensland electrical contractors urged to document inspection and test procedures

Reported by Stephen | 21 Feb, 2019 | 09:26am

Queensland contractors are being reminded to ensure electrical work is inspected and tested correctly.

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Worker injured after falling from tree

Reported by Stephen | 21 Feb, 2019 | 09:39am

Paramedics were called to Cape Gloucester Wednesday morning after a man fell from a tree in a worksite incident.

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Gippsland farm fined $80K following forklift incident

Reported by Haydee | 20 Feb, 2019 | 02:29pm

A vegetable farm in Gippsland has been convicted and fined $80,000 following an incident in which a contractor was struck by a forklift.