Standing too much at work? It could double your risk of heart disease, study says

Reported by Haydee | 15 Sep, 2017 | 01:22pm

Several recent studies have confirmed that prolonged sitting can reduce a person’s lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but not much attention has been devoted to the effects of prolonged standing at work, despite previous studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A new research has …

Australia’s most dangerous jobs

Reported by Haydee | 07 Sep, 2017 | 12:34pm

Australia’s top comparison site, www.finder.com.au has recently compiled a list of the most dangerous jobs in the country based on the most recent government data.

A Workers Guide to Commonly Used Safety Tools E-Book

Reported by Monica | 01 May, 2017 | 06:43am

With a business, projects, and deadlines to keep in mind, business operators have a lot to keep track of. To add to this, business operators are also required to keep and supply a paper trail of documents to demonstrate compliance with workplace health and safety legislation and standards. Essential for compliance purposes, adequate workplace health and …

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Teenager hospitalised after quad bike crash in central Queensland

Reported by Stephen | 08 Oct, 2018 | 12:04pm

A teenage boy has been taken to hospital following a quad bike crash in central Queensland.

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Tougher penalties for workplace safety offences in WA

Reported by Stephen | 08 Oct, 2018 | 12:53pm

The penalties are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act.

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Vic apprentice dies in confined space

Reported by Stephen | 06 Oct, 2018 | 01:00am

A 20-year-old apprentice has died while working inside an open-ended tank in Melbourne Thursday morning.

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Make safety a priority, urges NT WorkSafe

Reported by Haydee | 04 Oct, 2018 | 11:14pm

NT WorkSafe is reminding all Territorians to focus on safety during October for National Safe Work Month.

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Two companies fined over worker fall

Reported by Stephen | 04 Oct, 2018 | 03:36pm

Two businesses have been fined more than $200,000 combined, after a worker fell two stories on a Sydney construction site.

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Check RCDs to ensure electrical safety, says WA’s energy safety regulator

Reported by Haydee | 04 Oct, 2018 | 01:24am

Western Australia’s safety regulator is encouraging home and business owners to check their residual current devices (RCDs), which is the compulsory life-saving switches that protect against electrocution as it automatically stops the electricity supply when they detect a fault.