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Study explores apprenticeship, homeless link

23 July, 2012

Andreas Cebulla, a senior research fellow at the Flinders-based National Institute of Labour Studies, has begun a year-long study to determine whether low apprenticeship wages are forcing Australian tradies into homelessness and housing instability.

Workplace relations decline continues, finds AMMA report

11 July, 2012

On the three-year anniversary of the Fair Work Act 2009, the latest AMMA Workplace Relations Research report, on its operation and impact on the resource industry, has shown an ongoing deterioration of the Australian workplace relations (WR) environment.

APESMA survey finds professionals get bullied too

04 July, 2012

A new survey of 351 APESMA members has revealed that almost 5% of Australian engineers, scientists and other professionals have witnessed acts of violence in their workplace.

Job control can reduce sick days from back pain

29 June, 2012

As Western Australia struggles with a skilled labour shortage, a Perth researcher and orthopaedic surgeon has published important findings on long work absences due to lower back pain.

OHS attracts salaries 90% above the average Australian salary

20 June, 2012

As workforces across the country strike and headcount is reduced, career prospects in the OHS sector remain strong, attracting pay packages more than 90% above the average Australian salary.

Minimising the outcome of disasters by simulating the effects of different actions

12 June, 2012

The European CRISMA project, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is preparing for disasters by developing a planning and decision-support tool to help authorities, responders, communities and private parties to prioritise the most important measures for saving lives and mitigating the effects of the crisis.

Work negatively impacts mental and physical health

30 May, 2012

Almost 2200 (44%) of 5000 workers recently surveyed felt their work impacts negatively on their mental or physical health, reveals research conducted by Medibank. The research examined 13 different industries and discovered that many workers felt their employment impacted their health, with over one in two (54%) specifying that work affected their physical health and 40% believing it impacted their mental health. A quarter felt they worked for an organisation that had a high risk of harm to their physical health (26%) or mental health (24%).

Six tips to improve workforce planning

23 March, 2012 by SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors has released a white paper titled ‘Workforce Planning Pitfalls’. The paper provides six tips on how to deliver the workforce of the future, and discusses how this workforce can help achieve consistent business success.

OHS harmonisation will positively impact business, survey finds

30 November, 2011

A recent survey has found that 87% of managers believe the harmonisation of WHS laws will benefit their organisation. When asked about the three most critical factors for driving a successful WHS program, 74% of respondents said that creating the right culture in the company was the most important factor while 52% indicated that having management support and participation was the second most important factor.

Call to use smartphone technology to improve road safety

14 November, 2011

Workplace fatalities and a marked rise in industrial injuries are costing Australian companies over $57bn, according to a safety research study released by Siemens.

Anxiety and depression linked to risk taking in young drivers

04 November, 2011

 A recent study by CARRS-Q has found that young drivers who experience anxiety and depression are more likely to take risks on the road.

Compensated injury fatalities down but still room for improvement

19 October, 2011

The compensated injury fatalities figure is at its lowest level since the start of the National OHS Strategy 2002-2012 and it is expected that the target of a 20% reduction by 2012 will be achieved, says Safe Work Australia Chair Tom Phillips AM.

Anxiety and depression linked to risk taking in young drivers

15 October, 2011

A recent study by CARRS-Q has found that young drivers who experience anxiety and depression are more likely to take risks on the road.

Survey finds high rate of non-compliance with PPE protocols

03 August, 2011

In a recent survey released by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 89% of safety professionals said they had observed workers not wearing safety equipment when they should have been.

OHS goes high-tech

01 July, 2011 by Luke Anear*

Safety professionals as well as business operators across different industry sectors and geographies are increasingly realising the significance of technology in workplace safety.

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