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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Plumbing company fined over apprentice’s serious burn injuries

Reported by Haydee | 22 May, 2018 | 06:24pm

A plumbing company has become the second business to be convicted and fined over an incident in which an apprentice suffered serious burns when he made contact with powerlines.

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Safety alert issued after worker was seriously injured by flammable liquid fire

Reported by Haydee | 22 May, 2018 | 05:51pm

WorkSafe WA released a new safety alert following a serious incident at a mechanical workshop involving the ignition of a flammable liquid.

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Job strain linked to common mental illness

Reported by Stephen | 22 May, 2018 | 01:47pm

High job strain is associated with an increased risk of developing common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety amongst middle-aged workers, according to new research led by the Black Dog Institute.

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Worker injured after fireworks malfunction at rural show in Darwin

Reported by Stephen | 21 May, 2018 | 09:12pm

A pyrotechnics worker and three children have been injured after fireworks at a rural show in Darwin malfunctioned.

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Contractor fined over death of two workers

Reported by Haydee | 21 May, 2018 | 09:44pm

A contractor in Perth was fined $160,000 over the deaths of two labourers caused by falling concrete tilt-up panels at a construction site.

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DMIRS’ Safety and Health Snapshot focuses on exploration health and safety data

Reported by Haydee | 21 May, 2018 | 06:46pm

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s monthly safety and health snapshot has been released with exploration health and safety data as the focus.