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Biggest people-risk challenges facing organisations

20 March, 2014

A recent survey of Australian workers compensation professionals has found that the ageing workforce and musculoskeletal issues represent the biggest challenges facing organisations.

WorkCover Barangaroo investigation commences

14 March, 2014

WorkCover NSW has commenced its investigation following the fire at the Barangaroo construction site in the Sydney CBD after the extinguishing of the blaze on 13 March by Fire and Rescue NSW.

Bridge inspections to ensure safety

26 February, 2014

Engineering consultancy pitt&sherry has delivered a comprehensive inspection of more than 250 timber and concrete bridges in Shoalhaven City Council in New South Wales using its BridgeAsyst software package.

Scaffolding collapse at Mascot being investigated

26 February, 2014

WorkCover NSW has confirmed it will be thoroughtly investigating the collapse of scaffolding at a Mascot construction site.

Beauty, not disease, motivates teens to wear sunscreen

19 February, 2014

One health-ed video describes the increased skin cancer risk of UV exposure and the other describes effects on appearance including wrinkles and premature ageing. Which of these two videos do you think caused teenagers to use more sunscreen six weeks after it was shown?

Outdoor workers face increased cancer risk

12 February, 2014

Perth researchers have completed a comprehensive study into Australian workers and their exposure to ultraviolet radiation - a known human carcinogen.

6 steps to developing a quality management system

06 February, 2014

Based on the official ISO 9001 standard, SAI Global has provided its six foolproof steps to instill quality processes in your business.

Safety workers' pay packets shrink as mining comes off the boil

06 February, 2014

The downturn in Australia's mining boom has taken a chunk out of some mining workers' pay packets, according to a survey of safety and environmental workers conducted by safesearch.

A global benchmark for organisational safety performance

05 February, 2014

Safety benchmarking company Global Safety Index (GSI) is offering organisations a global benchmarking service on their safety performance and is said to be the first business in the world to do so.

Alertness research could be life-saving for drivers and workers

29 January, 2014

The Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity is working to create new devices that test a worker's alertness signals and dynamic lighting systems that can reset the body clock and directly activate the brain to improve alertness and performance.

Repetitive strain injury: is it real or imagined?

23 January, 2014 by Paul Rothmore

Repetitive strain injury, or RSI, is a term which was developed to describe an epidemic of work-related arm and hand pain reported in Australia in the 1980s. While work-related arm and hand pain was and still is common, this particular epidemic was unusual in that it involved workers not previously considered as being at risk.

7 tips to help employees stay safe at work this summer

17 December, 2013

SAI Global partners with local and overseas manufacturers to ensure sun- and heat-safe products comply with Australian and international quality and safety standards. Richard Donarski, team leader health and safety, product services at SAI Global, provides his top tips for outdoors workers to stay safe this summer.

Safety alert - tyre exploded during inflation

17 December, 2013

According to a report from NSW Trade & Investment, a tyre on an underground development jumbo exploded shortly after being topped up with compressed nitrogen in a surface workshop, injuring one person.

Dust from dairies not likely to pose hazard to nearby communities

16 December, 2013 by Ann Perry

Studies by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicate the dust stirred up by wind and restless cattle at dairies does contain bacteria, fungi and small bacterial remnants such as endotoxins. But these potentially problematic particles are not found at high levels far beyond the barnyard.

Bullying awareness in the workplace

10 December, 2013

A survey conducted by WorkPro has indicated that awareness of bullying and discrimination in the workplace has improved ahead of a significant change in government regulation covering the issue.

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