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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2018 Queensland Mine Safety Conference set for Aug. 19-22

Reported by Stephen | 16 Aug, 2018 | 11:30pm

The 2018 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference will be held at the Star Gold Coast from August 19 to 22.

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Study reveals adverse health effects on workers & families of employer’s off-hours email expectations

Reported by Haydee | 16 Aug, 2018 | 11:07pm

A new study found that employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well.

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Quad bike rollover leaves man with serious injuries

Reported by Stephen | 16 Aug, 2018 | 05:51pm

A man has been injured in a quad bike incident in the southern Downs region.

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Man killed in Queensland tractor incident

Reported by Stephen | 16 Aug, 2018 | 12:53pm

A man has been killed in a tractor incident in far north Queensland.

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Comment period on proposed changes to WA’s Work Health and Safety laws closes on 31 August

Reported by Stephen | 16 Aug, 2018 | 12:20pm

The Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety is reminding people that the public comment period on proposed changes to Work Health and Safety laws closes on 31 August.

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Worker flown to hospital after falling from ladder in southern Queensland

Reported by Stephen | 15 Aug, 2018 | 01:46pm

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man after he fell off a ladder and hit his head at his workplace, south-west of Gatton.

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