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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Employers reminded to supervise apprentices during flood recovery activity

Reported by Haydee | 15 Feb, 2019 | 10:55pm

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is reminding employers to supervise apprentices during flood recovery activities.

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ACT worker trapped in skid-steer loader

Reported by Stephen | 15 Feb, 2019 | 10:30am

A man has been injured after he became trapped in a skid-steer loader during a worksite incident in Turner.

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NZ quad bike incidents prompt warning

Reported by Haydee | 15 Feb, 2019 | 02:29am

Recent vehicle rollover incidents in New Zealand prompted Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace to remind Queenslanders to heed quad bike safety warnings.

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Handyman pleads guilty to defrauding VIC workers compensation scheme

Reported by Haydee | 15 Feb, 2019 | 01:34am

A handyman in Frankston has been ordered to pay back over $150,000 and handed a one-year suspended jail sentence after defrauding Victoria’s workers compensation scheme.

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Toilet paper manufacturer fined $315K over inadequately guarded machinery incident

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2019 | 12:16pm

A toilet paper manufacturer received a sentencing decision in the Manukau District Court on Tuesday after a worker was hurt on inadequately guarded machinery.

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Man impaled by bull in South Australia

Reported by Stephen | 13 Feb, 2019 | 09:34am

A man is recovering in hospital after being impaled by a bull at a rural property in South Australia’s Mid North.