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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Free manufacturing industry safety workshops

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jan, 2018 | 02:38pm

SafeWork is holding seven free industry workshops from February 1 to 26.

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Stressed NT principals can now apply for $600 grant for wellness programs

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jan, 2018 | 01:50pm

Stressed principals in the Northern Territory will now be able to receive $600 from the Government to use for gym memberships and wellness programs.

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Man dead after being crushed by bobcat in Bundaberg

Reported by Stephen | 18 Jan, 2018 | 01:44pm

A man has been crushed to death by a bobcat in Bundaberg.

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Asbestos agency’s 2016-17 Progress Report and National Asbestos Profile now available

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jan, 2018 | 01:49pm

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has recently released two important documents reporting on Australia’s work towards an asbestos-free country.

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Warning on the hazards, risks of opening or lifting packs of glass sheets

Reported by Stephen | 17 Jan, 2018 | 11:51am

A safety alert issued by Safe Work NSW reminds people who handle packs of glass sheets not to rely on the packaging to support the contents when the package is being lifted or opened.

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Manage workplace fatigue, urges NZ safety agency

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jan, 2018 | 10:39pm

WorkSafe New Zealand reminds businesses and workers to keep fatigue out of the workplace.