Monday, 19 April 2010 2:02pm
Metal manufacturing and construction are "the economic sectors mainly responsible for exposure to carcinogens", according to the authors of a new study, who also found that the prevalence of occupational cancers is "widely underestimated".
Monday, 19 April 2010 12:16pm
Designers and suppliers of plant and other upstream duty holders are likely face greater scrutiny and legal action under harmonised safety legislation, a report says.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 3:58pm
An employee who works excessive hours is more likely to take sick leave than a worker who suffers from anxiety, arthritis, back pain and up to seven other chronic health problems, an Australian study has found.
Monday, 29 March 2010 2:15pm
Employers should examine and modify, where possible, physical aspects of the work environment when promoting healthier habits among workers, according to University of Washington researchers.
Thursday, 25 March 2010 11:15am
A Swedish study of nearly 14,000 workers has found a significant association between occupational exposure to vibration and heart disease as a cause of death.
Friday, 12 March 2010 3:59pm
Progressively assigning young and inexperienced workers more risky tasks during their first four years of service increases their risk of accidents, according to French researchers.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 1:41pm
Workplace sleepiness as disabling as arthritis and diabetes; and SRCC, SA, Victorian and ACT safety and RTW award nominations open.
Monday, 08 March 2010 3:16pm
Employees who have a degree of control over their working hours are more likely to be physically and mentally healthier than those who don't, according to researchers, who also found involuntary part-time employment could have a negative impact on workers' health.
Thursday, 04 March 2010 12:26pm
Reusable, communal personal protective equipment such as gloves, hard hats, respirators and earmuffs can harbour and spread infectious agents from worker to worker - particularly in the absence of guidelines defining "clean", researchers warn.
Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:46pm
An intervention program has found workers are eight times more likely to purchase healthy snacks from workplace vending machines if they're readily available - and cheap.