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Long work hours linked to CVD

Working long hours—particularly 46 hours per week or more—may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack, reports a study in the March Journal of...

Fallen workers remembered at miners memorial

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion paid tribute to fallen miners at an annual commemorative service on Saturday at the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial. “It is important we never...

15 Australian workers killed on the job

Fifteen Australian workers have been killed at work this year so far, according to statistics by SafeWork Australia. As at February 17, there have been three fatalities in the transport, postal and...

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Automation won’t destroy jobs, but it will change them

The last few years have seen numerous studies pointing to a bleak future with technology-induced unemployment on the rise. For example, a pivotal 2013 study by researchers at the University of Oxford...

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The measurement myth

“IF YOU CAN’T MEASURE IT, YOU CAN’T MANAGE IT” To be really blunt, I hate this statement. This little bit of management speak was introduced into safety alongside the rise of safety management...

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