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, 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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Melbourne train operator charged over high voltage incident

Reported by Stephen | 17 Mar, 2018 | 05:42pm

Metro Trains has been charged after an apprentice was burnt while working on overhead powerlines between Box Hill and Blackburn train stations in April 2016.

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Quad bike safety program delivered to NSW farmers

Reported by Haydee | 16 Mar, 2018 | 11:16am

Dairy farmers across the South Coast have participated in quad bike training aimed at improving farm safety.


Man airlifted after tree lopping incident near Maryborough

Reported by Stephen | 16 Mar, 2018 | 09:59am

A tree lopper was airlifted to hospital after he suffered serious injuries following an incident involving a tree near Maryborough Thursday morning.


Major drive to reduce farm-related accidents underway

Reported by Haydee | 16 Mar, 2018 | 07:22am

WorkSafe New Zealand will soon introduce a major drive to reduce the number of injuries and deaths involving vehicles on farms.


Authorities search for pilot after helicopter ditches off Port Hedland

Reported by Haydee | 15 Mar, 2018 | 01:48pm

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is leading a search and rescue operation about 35 km. north of Port Hedland in Western Australia this morning.


NSW’s work health and safety research centre publishes first research blueprint

Reported by Haydee | 15 Mar, 2018 | 12:48pm

A new research blueprint has recently been published to help reduce deaths, serious injuries, and illness in NSW workplaces.