Browsing: WHS - research & reports

FRI
1:52PM

WHS innovation: how to overcome the barriers

In a paper examining "new view" work health and safety principles, organisational psychologist and WHS expert Dr Tristan Casey has outlined barriers to WHS innovation and how to overcome them at an organisational level, including through "micro-experiments".

MON
1:56PM

Occupational metals emerge as key risk factor for ALS

A large new study of the link between job type and the fatal neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), indicates that exposure to metals in occupations such as welding is a risk factor for developing the disease.

FRI
2:29PM

Unsafe work practice causes seizure death 13 years later

An inquest into a man's death from a seizure has provided a stark reminder of the potentially devastating long-term consequences of poor workplace processes, including one practice that "should never occur in a controlled work environment".

TUE
2:40PM

Lung risks increase even with lawful exposure levels

In a timely study on the insidious reach of silica, Swedish researchers have found a significantly high level of chronic lung disease in metal foundry workers exposed to silica dust, even at levels well below government exposure limits.

WED
3:32PM

Fatality inquiry sends reminder on power tool dangers

A coronial inquiry into the death of a recently immigrated worker has highlighted the very real dangers faced by inexperienced workers and posed by power tools, particularly tools with unsafe modifications or faults.

TUE
12:00PM

Q1 2022: Must-read legislation, caselaw and COVID review

The jailing of a business owner for industrial manslaughter, the commencement of a mirror WHS Act, legislative changes across most jurisdictions, and a host of judgments on work-related COVID matters, are just some of the issues covered by OHS Alert's first major review report of the year.

THU
1:05PM

Beware the "hidden" risks of workplace PPE

Personal protective equipment poses "hidden" psychological risks for workers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an invaluable opportunity to properly examine these hazards, Australian researchers say.

TUE
3:46PM

WHS controls, including segregation, reduce fatal risk

An organisation that implemented new administrative and engineering controls, in response to two workers contracting a deadly lung disease, improved health outcomes in just two years, health and safety researchers have found.


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