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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Man’s foot amputated after workplace incident north-west of Toowoomba

Reported by Stephen | 11 Jul, 2018 | 12:55pm

A man has had his foot amputated after a workplace incident in southern Queensland.

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Victorian poultry farm fined over worker’s death

Reported by Stephen | 11 Jul, 2018 | 12:16pm

A poultry farm in Victoria has been fined $230,000 after a man was killed in a workplace incident more than two years ago.

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One in three Australians suffer from “social jet lag”, study says

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jul, 2018 | 10:52pm

A new research reveals that one in three Australians are “socially jet lagged”, with 31 percent of those surveyed saying that the time they sleep is more than an hour out of sync with their body clock on weekends compared with work nights.

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Queensland safety regulator issues safety alert following precast wall panel failure

Reported by Haydee | 10 Jul, 2018 | 08:27pm

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released a health and safety alert following an incident last month where a six-tonne pre-cast concrete wall panel fell from the seventh floor of a building under construction.

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Roof fall puts worker in hospital

Reported by Stephen | 10 Jul, 2018 | 10:08am

A man has been taken to hospital after he fell from a roof in south east Queensland.

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Quad bike rollover leads to airlift

Reported by Stephen | 10 Jul, 2018 | 10:07am

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to a rural property in northern New South Wales on Sunday afternoon.