An international position statement has warned that occupational cancer has emerged as the primary cause of work-related deaths globally, and explained what employers can do about it. Meanwhile, Australian researchers have found airline pilots are not at increased risk of invasive melanoma, in a study that sends a vital sun message to workers and others.
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.
Employers that ignore or delay their obligations to maintain electrical systems put workers' lives at risk and expose themselves to big safety fines, according to an electrical engineer, who identifies five crucial tests that can't be skipped.
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.
Pre-employment testing for physically demanding work needs to involve an "in-depth investigation" of workers' abilities, including their task-specific fitness and aptitude for working safely, according to a European study on an emerging high-risk industry.
Workplaces could be heading into a mental illness "epidemic" under current management practices, warns a prominent workplace safety expert, who says resources need to be allocated to quality working conditions immediately.
Shift work disorder (SWD) affects more than just night workers, according to European researchers, who found the symptoms are particularly prominent during morning shifts, causing workers to be sleepier and eroding their alertness.