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.
Analysis of the data suggested that 41 percent of commercial drivers may have OSA, which is nearly as twice as high for non-obese men in the general population.
A new survey revealed that over one in five truck drivers admit experiencing mental health problems
A new survey study published in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that employees are unclear on whether their employers have a company policy on vaping, as e-cigarettes continue to increase in popularity.
A waste management company has been convicted and fined $650,000 over a chemical fire in Adelaide that injured a worker.
A new report commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency highlights the impact of Australia’s asbestos legacy on remote Indigenous communities.
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.