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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Worker fatally injured in Queensland cherry picker incident

Reported by Stephen | 06 Dec, 2017 | 09:36pm

A man has been killed in a workplace incident involving a cherry picker in South East Queensland Tuesday morning.

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New work health and safety research centre opens in NSW

Reported by Haydee | 05 Dec, 2017 | 08:09pm

A new work health and safety research centre has opened on Tuesday to help reduce deaths and serious injuries in NSW workplaces.

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Victoria’s road authority and an engineering firm fined over traffic controller’s death

Reported by Haydee | 05 Dec, 2017 | 06:19pm

Victoria’s road authority and a construction company have been fined $1.55 million over a death of a traffic controller in 2011.

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Company in NZ fined over worker’s serious fall injuries

Reported by Haydee | 05 Dec, 2017 | 05:01pm

WorkSafe New Zealand warns the construction industry that workers injured due to the well-known risk of working at height will never be acceptable.

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Queenslanders urged to put fire safety first when putting up Christmas lights

Reported by Stephen | 05 Dec, 2017 | 09:17am

Ergon Energy and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) are reminding all Queenslanders to put fire safety first when putting up Christmas lights this festive season.

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Vic tree lopper hurt in fall

Reported by Stephen | 05 Dec, 2017 | 09:59am

A tree lopper has been airlifted to hospital suffering serious injuries after he fell from a tree in south west Victoria.

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