The South Australian Government has recently released the findings of the South Australian Building Cladding Audit Interim Report on public-owned and private-owned buildings.
An augmented reality system which has been designed to protect workers from being electrocuted when isolating or turning off heavy machinery in manufacturing plants has recently won in this year’s UNSW Sydney’s Maker Games.
A new report sponsored by Comcare identified the top 10 factors that are key to creating mentally healthy workplaces in the Australian Public Service.
New research on how to best support workers who have been diagnosed with silicosis will soon commence.
Bullying can be bad for workplace safety. A new study found that bullying bosses are not just bad for employee morale but can also worsen workplace safety.
Safe Work Australia is evaluating the Workplace Exposure Standards for airborne contaminants and will soon be releasing draft evaluation reports and recommendations for public comment.
More than 1 in 10 people suffering from a range of lung diseases may be sick because of inhaling vapours, gas, dust or fumes at work. This is according to a joint American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society statement published in the ATS’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Study: Tweaking night owls’ sleeping patterns have positive impact on mental health and work performance
A new study found that a simple change to the sleeping patterns of night owls or people who have late sleeping habits could result in significant improvements in their mental well-being and performance.
Workplaces with active lifestyle program can improve health outcomes for workers with metabolic syndrome
A new study has found that workplaces introducing a personalised active lifestyle program for workers with metabolic syndrome can improve their health outcomes.
Monash University has released the Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions.
A breakthrough research project focusing on the health and safety of truck drivers has won a $609,000 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant.
Researchers examined 52 nursing and medical staff in an intensive care unit at Austin Health in Victoria as they worked on a variety of shifts – day, evening, and night.
Queensland University of Technology researchers are looking for Queensland workers to participate in a survey to better understand work safety at the grassroots level.
The agriculture industry workers’ compensation claim rate for 60 or more workdays has increased over the past five years, sitting above the claim rate for all Queensland industries, the findings of a new typology report show.
Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers experience high levels of psychological distress compared to non-FIFO workers, a new report has found.
One in three police and emergency services workers experience high or very high psychological distress, according to a new study.
A study on the benefits of reducing sitting time at work has recently been released.
Dr. Yihai Fang and his team from Monash University’s Department of Civil Engineering has created programs using game engine software that uses sensing, simulation and visualization to enhance the safety of crane lift training and operation.
A new study says more effective safety measures are urgently needed to protect workers in the construction and transport industries as workers in these industries experience high rates of traumatic spinal injuries.
Study reveals adverse health effects on workers & families of employer’s off-hours email expectations
A new study found that employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well.
The introduction of sit-stand desks could be a cost-effective way for employers to improve the health of their workers, an Australian-first study shows.