WorkSafe Victoria: Manufacturing workers unhealthy

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2012

A new research conducted by WorkSafe Victoria shows that manufacturing workers are likely to be unhealthier compared to white collar workers. The research showed 32 percent of manufacturing workers were at high risk of developing type two diabetes compared to those in the professional, scientific and technical services at 18.3 percent. These figures were compiled …

WorkHealth check analysis reveals that financial services workers are unhealthy

Reported by Haydee | 03 Apr, 2012

WorkSafe Victoria released the results of a study of more than 400,000 WorkHealth checks over the past three years. Ninemsn reports that the analysis was conducted by Monash University and compared the results of 13,926 workers in the financial services sector to the results of 57,490 workers in the scientific, professional and technical services industry. …

WorkSafe to offer WorkHealth check at the Port Fairy Folk Festival

Reported by Haydee | 27 Feb, 2012

A WorkHealth check will be given for free to Victorian workers heading to the Port Fairy Folk Festival from Saturday 10 – Monday 12 March. Workers will also get the chance to learn their risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The WorkHealth checks is part of WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkHealth program, and are completely …