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WHS networking session to be held in Hobart

Reported by Haydee | 01 Feb, 2016

Better Work Tasmania together with Safety Institute of Australia will be hosting its first networking session this year featuring speakers sharing their work health and safety expertise.

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Protect young workers from injuries, urges SafeWork

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2016

Young workers below the age of 25 accounted for 16 percent of all injuries recorded in NSW workplaces during 2013/14. More than 15,000 young workers were injured during that period and seven killed across NSW.

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Farm deaths on the rise

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

A report from the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety revealed that farm deaths are on the rise in the country.

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Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

For coal miners, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung disease is a devastating consequence of devoting years of work in coal mines. Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be …

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Factsheet: Working in Hot Conditions

Reported by Haydee | 21 Dec, 2015

A fact sheet on working in hot conditions has been released by SafeWork SA to provide practical advice for preventing heat-related illnesses as well as the health and safety risks that workers face when working in extreme heat.

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Safety and health experts to speak during safety conference

Reported by Haydee | 04 Dec, 2015

Safety and health experts from the Department of Mines and Petroleum will be presenting at the annual Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) conference and exhibition from the 5th to 9th of December in Perth.

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Go Home on Time today

Reported by Haydee | 18 Nov, 2015

Now in its seventh year, Go Home On Time Day is a national initiative encouraging employers and employees to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

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Go home on time for your health

Reported by Haydee | 06 Nov, 2015

The Australia Institute is urging workers and businesses to participate in the Go Home on Time Day, which encourages workplace dialogue about working hours, overwork and work/life balance.

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Queensland awards winners recognised

Reported by Haydee | 30 Oct, 2015

Rehabilitation and work safety innovation were highlighted during the recently held Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.