A new narrative review recently published in the Medical Journal of Australia says the lack of data on occupational lung diseases in Australia is hampering the development of targeted interventions and timely identification of new hazardous exposures.
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.
This study is the first of its kind to show that training managers on mental health have a direct effect in improving occupational outcomes for employees.
Results of RMIT university-led research on Canberra construction industry’s safety and health culture released
An independent research into the safety culture of Canberra’s construction industry conducted by RMIT University shows an improvement in safety and health culture and awareness since the 2012 Getting Home Safely Report. It, however, identified several areas where further work is required.
Occupation related asthma accounts for at least 200 workers’ compensation claims per year in Australia.
It is estimated that more than 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year are caused by exposure to silica dust in the workplace.
The Western Australian Government has recently granted The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Transformative Work Design $498,841 for a research into the wellbeing and mental health impact of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) arrangements on workers.
Hard metal industry workers do not face an increased risk of lung cancer, according to research carried out in the United States.
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.