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Safe Work Australia has released the latest data relating to work-related fatalities, workers’ compensation claims, and comparative jurisdictional performance.The reports now available are:Comparative Performance Monitoring report 20th edition Part 1 – Wo

Worldwide airline fatalities jumped over 900 per cent in 2018, with the Aviation Safety Network (ASA) recording a total of 15 fatal airline crashes that resulted in 556 deaths – the highest number since 2014.Despite the sharp increase, 2018 was still the
The New Zealand Government has rolled out a new workplace health and safety strategy for the next decade, which includes a broader definition of work-related harm.Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said although the nation had made
Businesses are capable of reducing substance abuse in their workplaces through the implementation of drug and alcohol first-aid programs, according to new research.A study conducted by researchers at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addic
A New Zealand investigation into sunscreen manufacturers has seen six out of 10 sunscreens fail to meet the SPF claims made on the label.Consumer NZ tested 10 sunscreens against two aspects of the voluntary Australian and New Zealand standard for sunscree
Having lowered their expectations, Uber plans to slowly resume testing its self-driving cars on Pittsburg roads, eight months after a fatal accident in Arizona that saw the company and its program come under intense scrutiny.In March this year, a Volvo SU
A new scientific study has indicated seven out of 10 workers in Europe are experiencing heat stress and failing to maintain water balance in their bodies.

FOR SALE: ISO 45001 – $250 AU (printed copy) or $225 AU (PDF).When the new ISO 45001 was put up for sale earlier this year, something snapped and we have been fielding dismayed communications from the health and safety profession ever since.The high cost

New rules regarding requests for flexible work arrangements in all modern awards are set to be introduced on 1 December 2018 following a ruling from the Australian Fair Work Commission earlier this year.
The introduction of sit-stand desks and associated support for Australian office workers could be a cost-effective way to reduce spiralling rates of obesity-related health issues, according to a recently published economic evaluation from Deakin Universit
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