A new study published in the International Journal of Wildland Fire – Sleep in wildland firefighters: what do we know and why does it matter, found that sleep is an important factor in helping firefighters avoid safety risks during bushfires.
New study highlights prevalence of hearing loss among workers in agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries
A new study conducted by researchers from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) highlights the prevalence of hearing loss among workers in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting sector.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has recently released a position statement on the benefits that good work has on people’s health and wellbeing.
A new study led by the Australian National University found that poor work-life balance and high-stress environment can put workers’ children at risk of developing mental health issues.
Potential benefits of on-shift napping among shift workers were highlighted in a recent study.
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has recently released the findings of two new research reports to help reduce the risk of fatalities in home fires.
A research conducted by the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre identified the most effective eHealth treatments for use in the workplace.
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.
The 2017 Comparison of workers’ compensation arrangements in Australia and New Zealand report has been released.
New data shows there has been no significant improvement in farm-related fatality rates in NSW for more than a decade.
A new study says noise levels that commuters experience on their trip to school or work are enough to cause long-term hearing loss and other health problems if experienced repeatedly and over long periods of time.
The researchers at the German Sport University Cologne said health promotion activities to reduce sitting time in the workplace should not only give options for employees to stand up more, but also offer opportunities for walking.
A new study found that age plays an important role in the likelihood of work-related injuries occurrence.
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.