A new study finds that it’s not just the amount of time you spend sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the entire day that can affect the risk of early death.
New precise intelligence system to make industrial robots and human collaboration safer and more efficient
Working alongside industrial robots can be dangerous but thanks to a revolutionary sensing system, human and robot navigation and collaboration would soon be easier and safer.
For the first time, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed a lithium-ion battery using a water-salt solution as its electrolyte. It can reach the stuy4.0-volt mark desired for electronics like laptop computers, minus the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.
A team of Australian researchers has successfully trialed a combination of new treatments to stop melanoma in its tracks and to prevent it from metastasizing to other organs in the body.
The Monash University-led study found specific markers or biomarkers linked to reduced alertness, including eye movement patterns, blood-based metabolites, chemiresistor signal responses and various speed parameters.
New paper identifies priorities for implementation of integrated approach to workplace mental health
A new paper from the University of Tasmania’s Work Health and Wellbeing Network has identified nine priorities for implementation of an integrated approach to workplace mental health in Australia.
Emergency room doctors are suffering from workplace bullying and harassment according to a new survey.
Researchers in Western Australia and Victoria are currently recruiting people who have worked or are currently working in asbestos removal to be part of an asbestos removalist register.
The Sleep Health Foundation has recently released the results of a research by Deloitte Access Economics showing that 4 out of every 10 Australians are suffering from inadequate sleep and its cost to the Australian economy.
Physical inactivity and excessive sitting can lead to serious health conditions and now, researchers from The University of Western Australia says too much sitting could be bad for the brain.
A third of police staff in Queensland reports feeling burnt out by their jobs. This is according to a new staff survey published online.
WorkCover Queensland has partnered with researchers at Monash University to work on an evidence-based approach to identifying and supporting injured workers who are at risk of poor return to work outcomes and/or pursuing common law against their employer.
Results of world-first workplace psychological safety survey reveal frontline lower income-earning workers feel less safe
The study, The Australian Workplace Psychological Safety Survey examined 1,176 Australian workers and found that only 23 percent of lower income-earning frontline employees felt their workplace was “psychologically safe” to take risk than 45 percent of workers on higher incomes.
Analysis of the data suggested that 41 percent of commercial drivers may have OSA, which is nearly as twice as high for non-obese men in the general population.
A new survey revealed that over one in five truck drivers admit experiencing mental health problems
A new survey study published in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that employees are unclear on whether their employers have a company policy on vaping, as e-cigarettes continue to increase in popularity.
A waste management company has been convicted and fined $650,000 over a chemical fire in Adelaide that injured a worker.
A new report commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency highlights the impact of Australia’s asbestos legacy on remote Indigenous communities.
A new research project evaluating the safety culture within Canberra’s construction industry has recently commenced. The research is part of an ongoing commitment from the ACT Government to improve safety on worksites and better support ACT construction workers.
World-first technique to get rid of toxic chemicals linked to firefighting foam contamination developed
A new approach to eliminating toxic chemicals linked to firefighting foam contamination has been developed by researchers at the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE).
People who are working mover than 39 hours per week are putting their health at risk, a new research has found.