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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Queensland Parliament passes Bill bringing new truck safety laws a step closer

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jun, 2018 | 07:32pm

New truck safety laws are a step closer as one of two amendment Bills passed through the Queensland Parliament.

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Farm safety calendar competition to close soon

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jun, 2018 | 05:49pm

Primary school students in rural and regional Queensland are invited to enter the Queensland farm safety calendar competition before it closes on 29 June.

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Nominations for Resources Sector Awards for Excellence closed

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jun, 2018 | 04:41pm

Judging process will commence in July. Winners will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Ceremony on Thursday 25 October 2018.

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Tougher sentences for attacks on Victorian emergency service workers

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jun, 2018 | 04:02pm

New laws protecting emergency service workers from assaults will be introduced to Parliament today.

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Warning about unlicenced asbestos removalist targeting Newcastle and Hunter Valley residents

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jun, 2018 | 03:30pm

SafeWork NSW is warning consumers against an unlicenced asbestos removalist quoting cheap asbestos removal work, who only takes cash payments.

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Senior doctors’ role vital in reducing burnout among young doctors

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jun, 2018 | 02:46pm

The authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia said establishing mentally healthy workplaces will reduce the risk of burnout.