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Victorian farmer struck and killed by machinery

19 June, 2019

A man has died after being struck by a post hole digger at a farm in Raywood, bringing Victoria's total number of workplace deaths this year to 13.

Workers warned to prepare for flu season

03 May, 2019

As flu season approaches, businesses are being urged to take steps to protect their workplaces from illness.

12 features of an effective health and safety culture

25 March, 2019 by Damien Wallis, Senior Assessor (OHS/EMS) at Lloyd's Register

For many years, organisations have struggled with the notion of implementing and achieving a 'good safety culture'. So, what does this mean?

First WHS prosecutor appointed in Qld

20 March, 2019

The first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has just been appointed in Queensland.

Farmers receive free health checks

07 March, 2019

A free health and lifestyle assessment service has been provided to Victorian farmers and agricultural workers.

Severe stress affects 1 in 3 emergency workers

04 December, 2018

One-third of emergency services personnel are experiencing high or very high psychological distress, according to a new study.

How workplace jokes can go wrong

03 December, 2018

A new guide to using humour in the workplace uses the latest research to ensure nobody is harmed by offensive jokes.

New ambassador for Health and Safety month

26 September, 2018

Australian basketballer Lauren Jackson has signed on as an ambassador for WorkSafe Victoria's Health and Safety Month this October.

Protecting employees from mental injury in the workplace

17 September, 2018 by Amy Steed

Work-related stress is known to have a significant impact on the mental health of workers, in some cases leading to psychological injury.

Mental health campaign helps businesses

08 August, 2018

A campaign launched by beyondblue has been designed to help businesses create mentally healthy workplaces.

Five lessons in leadership from the Thai cave rescue mission

03 August, 2018

What does the successful Thai cave rescue mission teach us about leadership?

1 in 3 country people can't identify mental illness

25 June, 2018

Rural and remote Australians are less likely to recognise the signs of mental illness, according to new research.

Heart disorders more common in stressful jobs

07 June, 2018

Research suggests that being stressed at work is associated with a 48% higher risk of a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation.

5 things to consider before implementing a wellbeing program

28 March, 2018

Research from the Workplace Wellbeing report shows that programs need to be more meaningful than just 'work perks' to improve employee wellbeing.

How your building could promote better employee performance

27 March, 2018

A well-designed working layout and 'green' working environment can increase organisational productivity by 19%, according to new research.

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