Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:36pm
Employers should screen their workers for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) to reduce the risk of vehicle incidents, an Israeli study has suggested.
Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:41pm
Workers who receive high levels of support from their managers are less likely to experience shoulder, neck and back pain compared to workers who receive little to no supervisory support, a US study has found.
Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:51pm
A study of nearly 368,000 workers has found that injured workers are 43 per cent more likely to be treated for depression than their non-injured counterparts.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:28pm
Australian researchers have called for offices to be redesigned to stimulate physical activity, after they found advances in office ergonomics over the last 30 years have done little to reduce the high rate of neck pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms among desk workers.
Monday, 20 August 2012 2:12pm
Employers that improve workplace communication and provide supervisors with training on mental health are effectively tackling stress, Japanese researchers have found.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 3:50pm
A US study has found a direct correlation between workplace health and wellbeing programs, which include health assessments, and workers' weight loss.
Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:18pm
Employers have been advised to educate shift workers on cardiovascular problems to stop early manifestations of disease, after a Canadian study of more than two million people found shift work is linked to heart attacks and strokes.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 3:55pm
Shift work and obesity have been linked to low back pain (LBP), which increases absence rates and costs the Australian economy $9 billion a year in direct and indirect costs, an Australian study has found.
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 3:43pm
Employers should consider offering flexible shift lengths to combat sleep deficiency, which has been identified as a major health problem for workers, US researchers have advised.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 3:52pm
"Larger decision latitude" reduces back-related sickies rate; Queensland and NSW workers killed in conveyor and forklift incidents; and Essential safety news from NSW, NT, NOPSEMA and Comcare.