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Safety tips for harvesting

31 October, 2013

As South Australian farmers toil amid an early harvest with promising yields, SafeWork SA reminds all farm workers to put safety first.


More small businesses to benefit from WorkCover safety rebate

24 October, 2013

WorkCover NSW has expanded its Small Business Rebate Program to include businesses with up to 50 workers, making them eligible to apply for rebates of up to $500 towards the purchase and installation of safety improvements.


Bangladesh - the warning signs were there

18 October, 2013

The difference between companies is sometimes stark, especially when it comes to supply chain management. There are those who acknowledge risk and work to mitigate it, and those who ignore the warning signs. And the warning signs were clearly there in regard to fire safety risk in Bangladesh, according to sustainability advisory firm Net Balance and Sedex, a not-for-profit membership organisation that works with buyers and suppliers to raise sustainability standards in global supply chains.


Technology like smartphones causes work overload, survey finds

08 October, 2013

Excess workload has been identified as the biggest barrier to better performance in The Great New Zealand Employment Survey 2013, and one of the key reasons people are working harder is better technology such as smartphones.


Have your say on how to better promote compliance in the heavy vehicle industry

24 September, 2013

Finding ways to promote better compliance within the heavy vehicle industry is important to increase safety and ensure those who break the law are not rewarded with any competitive advantage, says a review released on Friday (20 September 2013) by the National Transport Commission (NTC) for public consultation.


Is a car really a safe place to be when lightning strikes?

12 September, 2013 by Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meterologist for AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather.com reports some people may think that the rubber tyres on a car help to protect a driver and occupants from a lightning strike, but this is a myth as it is what sits on top of the tyres that makes the difference.


Keeping Victoria's farms safer after year-long campaign

12 September, 2013

According to WorkSafe Victoria, more than 460 farms are now safer following its 12-month campaign by inspectors to help identify and eradicate the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in agricultural workplaces.


Corporate heavyweights band together to reduce road toll

05 June, 2013

Australia’s business sector will take a lead in improving road safety under a National Road Safety Partnership Program to be launched later this year.


Is sitting the new smoking?

21 May, 2013

A new survey shows nine out of 10 Australians think the most significant cause of obesity is too much time sitting down and not exercising.


ArchestrA workflow software

23 April, 2013

ArchestrA Workflow Software is an advanced workflow application that allows companies to digitise manual and automated processes that include people, equipment and/or systems.


Mental stress costs Australian businesses more than $10 billion per year

10 April, 2013

Safe Work Australia has released its first report on work-related mental stress and its associated costs based on an analysis of Australian workers’ compensation claims data from 2008-09 to 2010-11. The report includes comparisons of rates of mental stress claims across industry sectors and occupations for male and female workers but does not distinguish between public and private sector workers.


Study finds a link between a static life and health strife

13 March, 2013

Office workers, truck drivers and couch potatoes beware: a University of Western Sydney study has found that men who spend more than four hours of each day sitting down are more likely to experience chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.


Construction blitz finds safety shortfalls

12 March, 2013

Dangerous scaffolding, unsafe work at height and inadequate temporary fencing were just some of the 90 safety breaches WorkSafe inspectors found on housing construction sites across western Victoria last month.


Australian workers still dream of flexible work hours

14 November, 2012

A survey by an IT services company has found over half the respondents said they would prefer to work from anywhere, and another 40% would prefer to work at least one day a week from home.


Farm injury risks increase with age

14 November, 2012 by Bryan Alary

Older North American farmers work fewer hours than their younger peers but spend more time operating heavy machinery and equipment - raising their risk of serious injury, according to new research from the University of Alberta.


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