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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...

BLOG: Safety Audits Differently

Written by Daniel Hummerdal Safety audits have become central to safety management and governance. However, many organisations have noted that safety audits may have limited usefulness and some...

OHS Capability Framework launched

The International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO) launched the Global Capability Framework for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals at the Fluoro Conference...

Professor Sidney Dekker

Q&A with Professor Sidney Dekker

SAFETY DIFFERENTLY Professor, author and pilot Sidney Dekker talks safety from 30,000ft, “overparenting” in the mining industry, and how one Australian mine has scrapped all safety procedures in a...

Safety and health studies need expert opinion

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have urged health and safety professionals to participate in university research studies. “Safety and health representatives make a major contribution to...

Study links increased injury claims to heat

A new study by the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health has linked data from worker compensation claims with temperature records. The research found there was an association between...

OHS release new rules for fixed ladders

That precarious moment when you step off or onto the top of a ladder has been the focus of new material released by Safe Work Australia. The OHS policy body published a revision of the model Code of...

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ACTU calls for stronger workplace death laws

THE Australian Council of Trade Unions has called on the government to strengthen national Occupational Health and Safety laws and make directors personally liable for workplace injuries and death...