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Dozens of workers diagnosed with silicosis under program

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
At least 78 Victorian workers have been diagnosed with potentially deadly lung disease silicosis since the State Government banned certain high-risk work processes and launched a health screening program last year, figures released today show. Meanwhile, the former team manager of an A-League club has alleged he was bullied and injured in the role.


Collegium Ramazzini warns employers on COVID-19

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
An international academy of leading occupational and environmental health experts has called for employers of all sizes to take all necessary steps to protect workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, which include appointing an "infection control officer", prioritising higher order controls and reducing exposure to dust and fumes, which increase the severity of infection.






Work-related asthma triggered within two years

Workplace safety, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
A significant proportion of adult asthma cases can be attributed to workplace triggers and workers can develop the illness in as little as two years, a US study spanning five decades has found. The researchers say the results underscore the need for employers to reduce exposures and monitor staff.


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