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, 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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Power grinder mishap leaves man with serious injuries

Reported by Stephen | 17 Nov, 2017 | 10:05am

Paramedics were called to a Burringbar property in the Tweed Valley after a man was injured in an incident involving a power tool.


Man flown to hospital after mustering incident west of Bundaberg

Reported by Stephen | 17 Nov, 2017 | 10:46am

A man suffered head and neck injuries after a mustering incident west of Bundaberg.


Victorian workers and businesses urged to stay safe in the weeks leading up to Christmas

Reported by Haydee | 16 Nov, 2017 | 12:14pm

WorkSafe Victoria is reminding employers and workers to focus on safety in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

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Public consultation on quad bike safety

Reported by Haydee | 16 Nov, 2017 | 12:09pm

The ACCC has recently released the Quad Bike Safety Issues Paper and is seeking feedback from stakeholders including manufacturers, dealers, workplace safety experts, researchers, farmers and quad bike users on a range of issues and options.


Gardener dies after being stung by bees at Vic farm

Reported by Stephen | 16 Nov, 2017 | 11:43am

A man has died after being stung by a swarm of bees in regional Victoria.


Aussie researchers say asbestos-related diseases will remain high in Australia for decades

Reported by Haydee | 15 Nov, 2017 | 06:19pm

A new narrative review recently published in the Medical Journal of Australia says the lack of data on occupational lung diseases in Australia is hampering the development of targeted interventions and timely identification of new hazardous exposures.