New workplace fatality research in need of participants

Reported by Haydee | 04 Aug, 2015

Participants are needed for a new research on the expectations, experiences and outcomes of families following workplace fatalities in Queensland will be conducted by the University of Sydney.

Study: Caffeine reduces crash risk for long distance truck drivers

Reported by Haydee | 24 Mar, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney found drinking coffee or other drinks with caffeine makes truck drivers travelling long distance safer while driving. The study showed that drivers who consumed caffeinated drinks to stay awake were less likely to meet a road accident than those who did not. …

Sitting down for a long time has serious health risks, survey reveals

Reported by Haydee | 22 May, 2012

A new research conducted by the Chiropractic Association of Australia showed that workers sit up to 16 hours a day, with only a 73-minute window to be upright and active. The Herald Sun reports that the survey found the victims of the sitting epidemic were getting younger. The survey of 1009 Australians further revealed that …

Mortality risk increases with prolonged sitting

Reported by Haydee | 25 Apr, 2012

Prolonged sitting is a significant risk factor for poor health and early death among workers. Sitting for a long time may increase your chances of dying within three years, even if you are physically active. A new study involving more than 200,000 participants was conducted in the University of Sydney, revealing that people who sit …