Canadian work health experts have joined the growing list of researchers warning that prescribing opioids for work-related injuries can lead to serious harm and protracted claims, and should be avoided.
A major review has revealed the benefits of different types of active workstations, but an Australian researcher says a better understanding is needed of how these interventions affect workers' cognitive function.
Time pressure, burnout and other non-traumatic factors can affect the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in workers exposed to occupational violence, according to new research, which identifies mitigation strategies.
Australian and UK workplace experts have identified factors that make workers more likely to initiate safety improvements, a quality they say is more valuable than safety compliance when dealing with unknown, emerging or unanticipated risks.
A major literature review has found welders are at a 43 per cent increased risk of lung cancer. Meanwhile, Norwegian researchers have warned about the importance of preventing hand-arm vibrations, in a study showing the ensuing numbness and finger pain can be irreversible.