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.
A new research reveals that truck driving is one of the deadliest jobs in Australia.
Two new research reports have been published by Safe Work Australia presenting the latest findings on the prevalence of workplace bullying and harassment; and the impact of management commitment to psychological health and safety and poor mental health in the workplace on organizational productivity.
The review of the practice and use of asbestos registers in Australia has been released during Safe Work Month to help guide better practice on the use of asbestos registers.
Witnesses and perpetrators are also at risk of mental health issues and poor job performance.
A new research from Griffith University found that midwives are at risk of increasing levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Researchers from the University of Melbourne say current coal dust exposure regulations are not backed by scientific evidence, following the re-emergence of black lung in Queensland.
A new study found that a significant number of DIY home renovators are not informed well enough about the risk of asbestos. This is despite the rise in the number of home renovations requiring asbestos removal in the last two years.
A Victorian Ombudsman’s investigation has found that Victoria’s worker’s compensation system needs fixing.
A report, which was recently released by former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick reveals that a significant number of people working in the AFP reported being sexually harassed in the past five years, more than double the national average.
A new report released by Safe Work Australia shows that managers, especially in small businesses require greater support, such as fact sheets and information campaigns, to help them improve their compliance to work health and safety.
A new study conducted by the Transport Workers’ Union says almost all bus drivers in Queensland have experienced being abused.
Safe Work Australia has recently released a report showing that a significant number of Australians were exposed to one or more asthmagens in the workplace.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recently released the Asbestos Importation Review Report, which provided several recommendations to improve the existing management process in asbestos importation.
Quad bikes related incidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury on Australian farms, with more than 220 Australians killed in quad bike incidents since 2001.
The review published on Monday in the Medical Journal of Australia found that recent reports of black lung in Queensland together with international data suggest that there is a resurgence in pneumoconiosis.
The latest Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES) evaluates workers’ likelihood of potential exposure to 38 known or suspected carcinogens likely to be used in Australian workplaces.
Study: Interrupting sitting with brief bouts of low physical activity linked to reduced risk of heart disease
Researchers from Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute have recently released a study showing that interrupting sitting with low physical activity like walking or simple resistance activities can significantly improve cardiometabolic risk markers for overweight adults with type 2 diabetes.
A new study commissioned by the Cenovis Women’s Health Index revealed that many working mothers in Australia are devoting longer hours for work than the average CEO.