Tuesday, 03 February 2009 2:05pm
Female hairdressers have an increased risk of infertility and are more likely to have a spontaneous abortion than women in other occupations, a European study has found, and those who are non-smokers are more likely to be infertile than their smoking colleagues.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 1:19pm
Workers who are away from work for more than a week because of sickness have a 60 per cent increased risk of early death, especially those away due to mental disorders, a European study has found.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 1:57pm
A "virtual fitness centre" coupled with a $150 employee cash incentive has seen health risks, health costs, absenteeism and turnover tumble at computer giant IBM Corporation, US researchers have found.
Friday, 19 December 2008 10:29am
Employers that offer flexibility, encouragement and support to workers with children can expect to see a drop in employee stress and improved workplace health outcomes, a US study has found.
Monday, 15 December 2008 3:21pm
A European study has found that there is very little evidence that workplace health promotions increase physical wellbeing - yet employers that put programs in place can still expect to see a slide in sick leave.
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 12:31pm
High psychological distress is costing Australian employers $2.6 billion annually in productivity loss, with blue collar workers responsible for 64 per cent of it, according to a recent study.
Thursday, 27 November 2008 2:42pm
An international study has found that workers involved in the production and packaging of pesticides are in danger of developing acute and chronic respiratory problems, and that men are more likely than women to experience lung function loss.
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 1:47pm
Workers exposed to oil mist over a long period of time face a statistically significant chance of developing bladder cancer, a French study has found.
Thursday, 30 October 2008 3:50pm
Thousands of Australians could be at risk from exposure to asbestos dust from corroding or weathered asbestos-based wall panels and roofing sheets that are still prevalent in residential and commercial buildings.
Friday, 24 October 2008 3:23pm
The legacy of blue asbestos mining in Western Australia will continue to exact a high price in the future according to researchers who predict at least another 66 cases of mesothelioma in women who lived in the town of Wittenoom between 1943 and 1992.