Review shearing shed safety, urges SafeWork NSW

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jan, 2018

SafeWork NSW is urging farmers and sheep shearers to review their safety procedures following an incident in November 2017 where a young woman suffered serious head injuries at Gulargambone.

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Study: Back pain may be body’s protective mechanism to prevent further injury

Reported by Haydee | 14 Sep, 2017

The paper recently published in Nature Journal, Scientific Reports by Dr. Tasha Stanton, a Senior Research Fellow in UniSA’s School of Health Sciences found that the perception of back stiffness has no bearing on the actual state of the joints and that feelings of stiffness can be eased by certain sounds.

Musculoskeletal injuries affecting 43 Victorian workers every day

Reported by Haydee | 11 Jun, 2012

Every day 43 Victorians are seriously hurt with musculoskeletal injuries, according to Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips who launched today a new year-long WorkCover campaign targeting musculoskeletal injuries. “Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common workplace injury, costing nearly $1 billion a year in medical costs, wages and other expenses,” said Mr Rich-Phillips. “They affect the body’s …