Exposure to diesel fumes increases lung cancer risk

Reported by Stephen | 05 Oct, 2016

Cancer Council Australia is calling for greater cancer awareness among workers following an increase in the number of people diagnosed with lung cancer from work-based exposure to diesel fumes.

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KNOW Cancer Risks at Work Forum 2015

Reported by Stephen | 12 May, 2015

Cancer Council Australia’s Occupational & Environmental Cancer Committee are running a national forum highlighting prevention and elimination of occupational cancer risks in Australia.

Study: Many Australian workers exposed to carcinogens

Reported by Haydee | 29 Dec, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A study conducted by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute shows that many Australians are exposed to carcinogens at work. According to the Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES), 3.6 million (40.3%) workers could be exposed to carcinogens in their workplace. A random sample of workers aged …

New firefighter cancer legislation introduced

Reported by Haydee | 07 Feb, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A new legislation which would give firefighters easier compensation claims access if they contract cancer has been introduced on Wednesday. According to a ninemsn report, the legislation will make it easier for firefighters who get any one of the 12 cancers commonly linked to their type of work, to seek WorkCover compensation. …

Laws making compo claims easier for firefighters with cancer to be introduced

Reported by Haydee | 03 Nov, 2012

The WA State Government is committed in introducing laws which will make availing for worker’s compensation claim easier for firefighters with cancer. The Treasurer Troy Buswell through an ABC report said that drafting will commence soon but the laws will not be introduced before the end of the parliamentary year. He also expressed his confidence …

WorkCover NSW investigates workplace cancer outbreak

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2012

NSW WorkCover is investigating a coal loading facility in Newcastle after a report revealed that workers were three times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general population. A study of 859 people who have worked at Kooragang Island from 1983 to 2006 found that 63 employees were diagnosed with cancer. Fifty eight …