The first multi-jurisdictional study of injured Australian workers' claims experiences has found that a negative or neutral experience can have as much impact as poor health on return-to-work outcomes.
A major international study has identified a significant exposure-response relationship between several types of cancer including brain cancer and the hazardous substance lead, which remains prevalent in Australian workplaces.
Industry associations have agreed to push for tougher sanctions for reckless conduct in the latest step towards a "safety reset" in the hazardous mining sector. Meanwhile, a regulator has warned that respirators are lower order dust controls and often ineffective, even when properly chosen and fitted.
UK researchers have cautioned against one-size-fits-all sitting reduction interventions. They say identifying an organisation's unique barriers and enablers to sitting less is a vital first step in ensuring a program will be effective.