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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Infrastructure company’s ‘Safety Leader’ initiative recognised

Reported by Haydee | 15 Dec, 2017 | 04:53pm

Safe Work Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter congratulated the business specializing in the gas and water sectors for its ‘Safety Leaders’ initiative during the National Safe Work Month.

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Make safety a priority at roadside construction sites

Reported by Haydee | 15 Dec, 2017 | 03:09pm

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding workers and the community to make safety a priority in and around roadside construction work after a recent inspection campaign revealed several safety issues at several sites such as inadequate signage for road users and a lack of protective devices for workers managing traffic in and around their workplace.

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DMIRS recognised for safety in the workplace

Reported by Haydee | 15 Dec, 2017 | 01:26pm

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has recently been recognised for best practice in safety management with the Gold Safety Way Achiever Award in the 2017 IFAP/CGU Safe Way Awards.

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Man crushed by tree north of Roma

Reported by Stephen | 15 Dec, 2017 | 10:30am

A 20-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after he was crushed by a tree, Wednesday afternoon, at a property north of Roma.

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Workers urged to stay safe in the heat

Reported by Stephen | 15 Dec, 2017 | 10:19am

With summer temperatures expected to soar across Sydney, the NSW Government is reminding workers and businesses to work safely in the heat.

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Warning on dodgy Christmas lights

Reported by Haydee | 14 Dec, 2017 | 03:48pm

Western Australians are warned against dodgy Christmas lights to ensure they are safe to use.

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