Many suicides are also work-related. Photo: SafetyCulture Library

WHO: Suicide can be prevented

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20 percent of people aged 18 to 29 used cannabis in the last 12 months; Photo: SafetyCulture Library

Study: Absenteeism, poor work performance linked to drug use

WHO: Suicide can be prevented

Reported by Haydee | 12 Sep, 2014 | 05:02am

A new report released by the World Health Organization reaffirms that suicide can indeed be prevented.

Australian Mesothelioma Registry releases 3rd Annual Data Report

Reported by Michael | 26 Aug, 2014 | 03:34pm

The Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) has released its third annual report that shows rates of new cases and deaths from mesothelioma in the country.

Study: Absenteeism, poor work performance linked to drug use

Reported by Haydee | 15 Aug, 2014 | 05:29pm

A new survey from the Australian Drug Foundation revealed that one in ten workers take sick days or are affected by drugs at work.


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Worker suffers severe burns in NT petrol blast

Reported by Stephen | 24 Sep, 2014 | 09:22am

A petrol station worker is nursing severe burns to his hands, face, and abdomen following an explosion at a petrol station on the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory.


Company fined for violating OHS Act

Reported by Stephen | 24 Sep, 2014 | 09:00am

A court has fined a wine producer from Pokolbin, north-west of Newcastle $210,000 for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following an explosion that killed a prominent wine maker and a welder six years ago.


Police officer hurt in molotov cocktail attack at Brindabella business park

Reported by Michael | 23 Sep, 2014 | 01:13pm

A man armed with knives and a wooden pick handle set an officer’s leg on fire after he threw a molotov cocktail at him during an incident at the Brindabella business park in Canberra on Friday afternoon.

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VWA: Commitment to improve work health and safety seen as key driver in positive financial result

Reported by Haydee | 23 Sep, 2014 | 03:19am

The number of injured workers in Victoria has decreased to a new record low, with the number of injury claims per million hours worked falling to 7.37 in 2013/14. This is an improvement of 5 percent compared to the previous year.

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Drug offence linked to mine site death

Reported by Stephen | 22 Sep, 2014 | 08:34am

Police have linked a recent incident where a worker was found dead in his room at Euromba creek to drugs.


Woman Trapped After Car Collides with Quarry Truck

Reported by Robel | 22 Sep, 2014 | 08:55am

A woman was trapped inside her car after it collided with a truck on Steve Irwin Way early Friday morning.