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Study series on low back pain published

Reported by Haydee | 10 Apr, 2018

In Australia, around 25% of people suffer low back pain on any day. $4.8 Billion is being spent annually on management on low back pain. This condition reduces the country’s GDP by AU$3.2Billion per annum, and is the most common condition keeping older Australians out of the workforce.

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New landmark study to reduce track crashes launched

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2018

A landmark study which aims to reduce heavy vehicle crashes in Australia and improve truck driver well-being has been launched today. It features the roll-out of a world-leading fatigue prevention and driver monitoring technology.

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Slight rise in farm deaths identified

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jan, 2018

A study conducted by researchers from the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (University of Sydney) identified a slight rise in the number of on-farm injury deaths in 2017 compared to the previous year with 68 total deaths reported in the Australian media last year.

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Study prompts calls for stronger regulations on quad bike safety

Reported by Haydee | 07 Nov, 2017

The Australia Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety is calling for stronger regulations on quad bike safety after a recent US study reveals that child hospital admissions and Emergency Department visits related to quad bike have been significantly reduced as a result of stricter laws.