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.
Thousands of Australians are turning up to work under the influence of methamphetamines and predominately ice, according to new data from South Australia’s peak business lobby Business SA.
A world- first study conducted by the University of Sydney reveals that Australians aged 18-40 years who used sunscreen regularly during their childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent when compared to those who rarely used sunscreen.
A new research reveals that one in three Australians are “socially jet lagged”, with 31 percent of those surveyed saying that the time they sleep is more than an hour out of sync with their body clock on weekends compared with work nights.
A new study had found that one-third of Australians are getting sick from being exposed to everyday chemicals.
The authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia said establishing mentally healthy workplaces will reduce the risk of burnout.
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reveals that frequently being the target of workplace aggression can have a negative impact on the victim’s health and also cause them to behave badly towards others.
A new study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology by the American Psychological Association reveals that mental breaks after work will improve sleep.
High job strain is associated with an increased risk of developing common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety amongst middle-aged workers, according to new research led by the Black Dog Institute.
More than a quarter of FIFO workers experience high to very high levels of psychological distress, compared with just 10.8% of the general population, new research has found.
A new study found out that transport workers are up to five times more likely to suffer an injury at work than any other Australian worker, with rail drivers 30 times more likely to develop a mental health condition than any other worker.
Farmers don’t have access to tailored rehabilitation programs after serious workplace injuries, according to a new study from Deakin University.
A new research reveals the scale of health-related work incapacity in Australia and considers a new approach to improving it.
Report explores impact of emerging technologies and platforms on WHS and workers’ compensation in the next 20 years
A new study revealed that new technologies and ways of working will introduce new challenges for work health and safety
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.
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.
A PPE company, Ansell, in partnership with the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation released the second edition of Hand Safety Report, which identifies emerging trends in hand safety practices in Australia and New Zealand.
The attitudes and behaviours of colleagues towards people returning to work from sick leave can have a big impact on whether or not a worker feels they are fairly treated at work.
A new research study into the mental health and wellbeing concerns of FIFO workers and their partners in Australia found that many FIFO workers experience difficulty in adjusting between the responsibilities of their on-shift and off-shift lives.