Tuesday, 05 June 2012 3:53pm
Increased OHS regulation and random workplace inspections have been linked to tumbling injury rates and thousands of dollars in savings for employers.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 2:26pm
The female partners of male workers who have been exposed to formaldehyde (FA) - a chemical used in a wide range of industries - are more likely to have a spontaneous abortion, a Chinese study has found.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 11:00am
Employers are being advised to manage work stress more effectively after a New Zealand study found irregular working hours, smoking and psychological distress contribute to lower productivity.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 3:28pm
Employers that prevent "emotional exhaustion" and provide a harassment-free workplace are more likely to retain their staff until retirement age, a Dutch study has found.
Thursday, 12 April 2012 1:27pm
Researchers have likened the development of a "culture of health" in the workplace to that of established safety cultures, and say employers can improve productivity and cut costs by making positive health options the "normative choice" for workers.
Friday, 30 March 2012 12:33pm
Australian researchers have called for employers to train older staff in age-related risks, after an analysis of claims data found that workers aged between 45 and 55 - and not those under 25, as is often thought - are more likely to be injured.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 2:11pm
Australian and US researchers have found that vitamin D deficiency is common and adversely affects workplace productivity - but the problem is cheap to fix.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 11:55am
Employees are more likely to take sick leave when they have a lower-than-usual workload, according to a Swedish study, which also suggests workplace culture and employee satisfaction contribute to the decision.
Friday, 10 February 2012 3:36pm
When it comes to tackling fatigue, OHS professionals tend to focus on shift workers, but new Australian research shows that thousands of parents who work standard hours are frequently exhausted and vulnerable to injury.
Monday, 30 January 2012 12:45pm
A protracted company restructure - such as downsizing - can leave surviving employees both emotionally depleted and in poorer health, according to a new Dutch study.