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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Survey reveals sexual harassment in the workplace a serious problem

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2018 | 01:38am

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has recently released new figures showing that sexual harassment continues to be a major problem in Australian workplaces.

Farm operator found guilty of negligence resulting in worker’s death

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2018 | 01:36am

A farm operator in New South Wales has been found guilty for failing to provide a safe work environment following the death of a contractor during a dingo chase.

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Transport sector plan aims to reduce injuries

Reported by Stephen | 21 Sep, 2018 | 09:56pm

A new strategy launched by the NSW Government aims to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in the transport industry.

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WorkSafe ACT investigating ‘serious safety issue’ at Braddon construction site

Reported by Stephen | 21 Sep, 2018 | 09:05pm

WorkSafe ACT is investigating an incident at a high rise residential construction site in Braddon on Wednesday evening.

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Worker in hospital after welding incident

Reported by Stephen | 21 Sep, 2018 | 01:20am

SafeWork NSW is investigating an incident that occurred in South Windsor where a worker was welding on top of a vat when a flash over occurred.

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NT WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from tiling company

Reported by Haydee | 20 Sep, 2018 | 01:52am

NT WorkSafe has accepted a proposed enforceable undertaking from A Darwin tiling company.