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, 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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Trench collapses on worker in northern Sydney

Reported by Stephen | 12 Mar, 2018 | 09:00am

A trench has collapsed on a worker at a northern Sydney building site.


Machinery incident leaves NSW man seriously injured

Reported by Stephen | 12 Mar, 2018 | 09:33am

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a machinery incident at a worksite in northern New South Wales.


Electrical contractor sentenced to 7 years in prison over death of young tradesman

Reported by Haydee | 09 Mar, 2018 | 10:17pm

The electrical contractor responsible for a young worker’s death when he was electrocuted in a workplace incident in February 2012 has been sentenced to seven years’ jail time.


Investigation found outback nurse’s murder in 2016 not work-related

Reported by Haydee | 09 Mar, 2018 | 06:40pm

South Australia’s workplace health and safety regulator determined the Gayle Woodford’s death was not linked to the night-time on-call work she was tasked to do.


Cattle station owner charged over death of worker

Reported by Haydee | 09 Mar, 2018 | 01:54pm

A cattle station owner has been charged over the death of one of its workers in the Barkly Region in 2016.


Truck explosion injures WA man

Reported by Stephen | 09 Mar, 2018 | 10:16am

WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a man was seriously injured after a truck exploded at a Western Australia workplace.