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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NT WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from tiling company

Reported by Haydee | 20 Sep, 2018 | 01:52am

NT WorkSafe has accepted a proposed enforceable undertaking from A Darwin tiling company.

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Safety alert on risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica released

Reported by Haydee | 20 Sep, 2018 | 01:26am

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released a safety alert to highlight the risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in engineered stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries.

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Man injured in north Queensland sugar mill incident

Reported by Stephen | 19 Sep, 2018 | 04:41pm

A man has been injured in an incident involving machinery at a sugar mill in north Queensland.

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Safe Work Australia funding workplace health and safety projects

Reported by Stephen | 18 Sep, 2018 | 09:26pm

Safe Work Australia is offering between $2,000 and $20,000 to support projects that will improve occupational health and safety for workers.

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Crane inspection continues following Box Hill incident

Reported by Haydee | 18 Sep, 2018 | 08:31pm

WorkSafe is verifying safety inspection on over 60 Raimondi cranes as investigations into last week’s Box Hill incident continues.

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Charges dropped against Darwin tiling company over workplace incident

Reported by Stephen | 18 Sep, 2018 | 08:51pm

An enforceable undertaking by a Darwin tiling company and its director to spend more than $34,000 on outcomes that would improve the health and safety of workers, rather than face prosecution over a 2016 workplace incident has been accepted by NT WorkSafe.