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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Crane driver faces manslaughter charge after fatal workplace incident

Reported by Stephen | 20 Apr, 2018 | 10:00am

A crane driver has been charged with manslaughter after a fatal workplace incident which occurred in August 2016.

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North Queensland parents join quad bike safety campaign after son’s close call

Reported by Stephen | 20 Apr, 2018 | 10:11am

The parents of a ten-year-old boy who almost lost his life in a quad bike crash three years ago have joined the Queensland Government as quad bike safety advocates.

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Mine inspectors join together for safety forum

Reported by Haydee | 19 Apr, 2018 | 04:42pm

Mine inspectors from Karratha, Collie, and Kalgoorlie gathered together last week in Perth for the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Mines Inspectors Forum.

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Nominations for 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards accepted until May 2018

Reported by Haydee | 19 Apr, 2018 | 02:26pm

Comcare continues to accept nominations for this year’s Work Health hand Safety Awards.

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Report explores impact of emerging technologies and platforms on WHS and workers’ compensation in the next 20 years

Reported by Haydee | 19 Apr, 2018 | 01:45pm

A new study revealed that new technologies and ways of working will introduce new challenges for work health and safety

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Worker fatally crushed while loading equipment near Lismore

Reported by Stephen | 19 Apr, 2018 | 10:02am

SafeWork NSW is investigating after a man was crushed to death by road working equipment in northern New South Wales.